The Umbrian region is just east of Tuscany, north of Rome and west of the Marches, nestled in the center of Italy. This landlocked small region is also host to Italy’s largest lake Traimeno. Medieval in character, this beautiful land has rolling hills dotted with castles, fortresses and watch towers. Many monasteries were founded by a host of local saints. The valleys are laced with countless gleaming rivers. Olives are as natural here as the people that inhabit the region. The olives are collected by the hand-picked, shaker style and harvest takes place in November. The color is golden with a light green cast.
Flavor Profile: The oils tend to have an artichoke and green tomato aroma, and sometimes have the peppery taste of Tuscan oils. Many of the Umbrian oils have a fruity flavor with a great deal of body.
Pairings: Orange/Mano/Passionfruit Balsamic, Lambrusco Vinegar, Hickory Balsamic, Strawberry Peach White Balsamic, Garlic Balsamic or Jalapeno Balsamic