June 2014 | Reviews

Casa Gusto Olive Oil is here

We are happy to have a special supply of Olive Oil direct from Casa Gusto in Italy. Here are John Schreiners words about of our great oils and vinegars:

18_LaStella_casagusta_Intensivo2“Visitors to sister wineries LaStella and Le Vieux Pin this year are in for a treat – and it is not just the wines.
Enotecca Winery and Resorts, the Vancouver company that owns both of these Okanagan wineries, has found some exceptional olive oils from Italy and France and is selling them in the wineries. Only a handful of bottles are available. I don’t expect these oils to be around too long, even if they are premium-priced (around $30 for 17 ounce bottles).
The Italian olive oils, available only at LaStella, are from a producer called Casa Gusto, a producer of organic extra virgin oils from heritage olives. The oil called Delicato is made from the rare Raggia variety of olives, grown on 150 year-old trees in a grove on the east coast of Italy. The other oil is called Intensivo. Both are remarkably rich and buttery.
The French extra virgin olive oil, available at Le Vieux Pin, is from Huilerie Confiserie  Cooperative in the town of Clermont-L’Hérault. It is also rich on the palate but more fruity in flavour. LaStella also will be selling a small volume of balsamic vinegar.
Why olive oil and balsamic vinegar? These hand-crafted artisanal products complement the wines hand-crafted here by French-trained winemaker Severine Pinte.”
John Schreiner on wine ~ Read the full article here.