Early and Late Harvest
DÁFNI Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil offers you two options. We have an early and a late harvest. The flavor of the olive and its oil depends on the degree of ripeness when picked. Early harvested oil has a stronger, fruitier taste with robust characteristics. The oil also tends to be a deep green color with tones of gold. The olives are picked before they fully ripen and turn purple. The oil’s flavor has higher levels of pungency, bitterness, and pepper at various levels. Later harvest olives have a smoother, more delicate, mellow flavor. These olives are picked when they are almost fully ripe. Late harvest olives have a greater amount of oil in the fruit and slightly higher acidity. Consumer choice between the two is purely a matter ofpersonal preference, and both are admired in Greece.
DÁFNI Early Harvest:
This olive oil is robust and spicy. Aroma reflected mostly green olive fruit described as grass, artichoke and green tea with a hint of herbs, accompanied by some ripe fruit described as floral and black table olives with a hint of buttery. Also noted was a woody and smoky essence. This is a Medium oil with a lingering finish on the palate.
DÁFNI Late Harvest:
Aroma reflected mostly ripe olive fruit described as floral and black table olives with hints of buttery and nutty, accompanied by some green olive fruit described as artichoke with a hint of green banana. Also noted was a strong woody essence. This is a medium oil with a lingering finish on the palate.