Partanna Pizzicante Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tin, 101-Ounce

Last updated: October 25, 2022

This olive oil is strong and herbaceous. It will mellow over time as the sediment drops to the bottom. The oil is cold pressed.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This olive oil has a strong, earthy flavor.

In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the Partanna Pizzicante Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tin, 101-Ounce placed 7th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Produced by the Asaro Brothers Company in Partanna, Sicily, this oil is a first cold-pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but it is also an early harvest (October), single-olive varietal (Nocellara del Belice), unfiltered oil. When the tins are first opened, the oil is cloudy with a green hue, herbaceous aroma and ‘pizzicante’ flavor. (Pizzicante is an Italian phrase that describes the strong flavor that grips the back of your throat and is characteristic of most Tuscan olive oils.) As the oil ages it will mellow slightly and become clearer as the sediment drops to the bottom of the tin. The colorful packaging is beautiful enough to leave on your countertop and makes a terrific gift!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The complex flavor is enough to enjoy alone or drizzled over your favorite foods for a more complete meal. Only Nocellara del Belice olives from Sicily are used in this oil, and the metallic can in which it is presented ensures a dark enclosure, which helps the product last longer.
From Partanna, Sicily, this cold-pressed oil distinguishes itself first with its fruit, which is early-harvested in October instead of at peak season. The result is a slightly cloudy oil with a zing, or 'pizzicante.' While the flavor may mellow as the suspended sediment falls, it remains unique among all the Sicilian oils and much more like those of Tuscany.
Cold pressed oil. Full bodied taste.

What reviewers didn't like

Inconvenient packaging.
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