The Maurino is a pollination plant used to fertilize many varieties of olive tree which alone would not be able to produce fruits. Among its many merits there is the resistance to low temperatures and the giving a constant production throughout the years. It is one of the few oils originated from our cold hills and that perfectly “marry” fish dishes. The oil is appreciated for its intense perfumes which remind typical aromas of the Mediterranean bush, such as sage, mint and rosemary which, as we have said, are particularly appreciated by the “gentle sex”.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS VARIETY
This olive-tree is native of the hills around Lucca and from there has spread all over Tuscany also because it presents good rural characteristics such as resistance to cold temperatures and “Occhio del Pavone” a mould disease. The flowers are autofertilizing, the fruits are very small and get ripe early early.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OIL
The oil of the Maurino variety strikes for its mostly floral flavours which distinguish it from all of her oils of the Tuscan varieties. It reminds the smell of the gardens in spring and it is even more interesting to realize that both nose and mouth perceive the same fresh feelings. The sensation of green tomato and the back hot taste in your throat are very pleasant.
SUGGESTED FOOD JOINING
The oil of the Maurino variety can find a further valuable feature when joined to “fragrant” dishes such as fennel “carpaccio” with fresh pecorino cheese and orange, cold rise salads, oven baked tomatoes.