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Winter harvest olive oil


The fruit is picked black and ripe. The fruit may have a little more oil but waiting longer into the winter increases the risk that the fruit will be damaged by frost.

Late harvest or "Winter" fruit is more ripe so, like other ripe fruit, it has a light, mellow taste with little bitterness and more floral flavors. Flavor notes of peach, melon, perfumy, apple, banana, buttery, fruity, rotund, soave and sweet are often used.