6. ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES
The fruity smell, the tomato or artichoke taste, the typical bitterness of the oil produced with already partially green fresh olives, the spiciness of some varieties like Frantoio all satisfy the quality demand of the most fastidious consumers. In these tastes the consumer compares profiles with the organoleptic models they have in mind.
The organoleptic is completed from the nutritional value of the extra virgin olive oil due to the minor components such as the anti-oxidants, vitamins, fatty acids, and the absence of cholesterol.
The affirmation of the Mediterranean diet as a correct model of alimentation proves the final success of the extra virgin olive as the best condiment.
7. OIL CONSERVATION
The lack of emulsified water in the oil prevents the proliferation of micro-organisms that change the taste of the oil, allowing a shelf-life of 18 – 24 months if it is conserved in a dark, deoxidised area at around 15° – 20°C.
The bottles are made of dark glass and small capacities prove to be the best solutions. Kept in a cool, dark ambience they allow a quick consumption, so that one can appreciate the smell and taste of a product that carries with it the charm of its millenary history.
Our panellists blend their oil prior to bottling using the selection of varieties, early and late picks to the required taste, frequency and pepper for each of our markets.
The Tigani oils are available in:
Australia, U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Thailand, Philipines
Throughout the entire production process, detailed records are kept to ensure every bottle of oil can be tracked to the trees of which it was born. The Tigani label oil gives consumers a commitment that our oil is 100% extra-virgin, is not combined virgin nor refined oil — and does not add any chemicals to enhance taste or colour.
The Tigani label extra-virgin olive oil has an average free fatty content of less than 0.3%.
All our oil is tested using international olive oil council accredited methods and subject to a random sampling to ensure quality. All of our labels are reviewed to ensure they comply with food standards, and that they are true and correct.