Don Carlo is the most intense of the
Extra Virgin Olive Oils in Morgenster's range of acclaimed Olive oils. It is
extracted from a new international olive cultivar, recently established for the
first time in South Africa at the Morgenster Estate. Morgenster has the sole
right to propagate and distribute this patented variety in South Africa. In the
intense fruity category, Don Carlo produces an oil markedly different from the
oil coming from traditional varieties. With vibrant tomato and tomato leaf aromas
and flavors this single varietal oil exhibits compelling character and invites
experimentation with food pairings.
Morgenster pressed a limited
quantity of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from its Don Carlo groves for the first time
in 2013. When sufficient oil becomes available, Don Carlo will be considered as
one of the building blocks of the Estate’s flagship extra virgin olive oil.
The first whiff is of freshly cut grass and olives. By warming the oil
slightly with your hand the secondary aromas of medium to high fruity notes of
olive and tomato leaf will become more evident.
When tasting an olive oil, you
should put enough oil in your mouth to roll around your mouth and cover your
tongue. To get the most off the palate, suck some air into your mouth to
aspirate the oil - this will allow you to notice the flavours of the individual
component oil and its characteristics. You will also notice the consistency of
This Don Carlo Extra Virgin Olive
Oil will present you with intense
peppery flavours, with a slightly bitter taste. Characteristic green flavours of artichokes, green tomato and tomato leaf will follow. As you swallow the oil you will notice a
peppery tickle in the back of your throat that
will develop over time to a gentle burn that may make you cough - all
signs of a good quality, fresh olive oil.
500ml - only 2000 bottles produced
Region & Altitude
200m - 235m
Continuous extraction using a state of the art Pieralisi press.
This is an intense oil and is perfect to combine with dishes with bold flavours and unflinching ingredients; think of hearty winter soups especially those with beans as a base; drizzle them lavishly with the oil and serve with crusty bread. Use on any dish or ingredient that you would normally enhance with the addition of pepper - the peppery taste of the oil will bring out the very best from your ingredients. Kosher certified. Pour it, don't store it!