Category: Products

Extra Virgin Products

ep7020601_croppedThe principal source of the Olive Oil Selections extra virgin oils is a cooperative in Laconia, south of Sparta, where Ann and George are stakeholders. These groves produce Koroneki olives, a varietal known for its naturally high polyphenol levels.

  • The olives are handpicked and cold pressed within hours of harvesting, from late December to early March.
  • The early harvest oils have a big green flavor that hints of wild herbs and freshly cut grass.  These oils are pungent and fruity with a peppery finish.
  • The later harvest oils are smooth and both buttery and grassy at the same time, a combination rarely found in unblended oils.

In 2013, an organic oil from the area around Mt. Pelion, in central Greece was introduced . It comes from the konservoelia varietal best known as a table olive. It is a distinctively pungent, early harvest EVOO.  Upon its introduction, it won Gold awards in International Olive Oil Competitions in Tokyo and Israel, Silver awards in New York and Beijing, plus the Grand Prestige Award in Argentina.

As of February 2014 a certified organic EVOO from the Lakonia groves will be offered. It is well balanced, with subtle green apple notes and a long, slow peppery finish.

 

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Market Positioning

Product History

Moleon Early Harvest and Moleon Premium extra virgin olive oils were first introduced to the US market in 2004 as the only Greek olive oil offered by Zingermans Deli and Mail Order shops, “the country’s leading olive oil purveyor”, according to the Atlantic Monthly Magazine.

Moleon Early Harvest won a Gold Medal Award at the 2005 Los Angeles International EVOO Competition in its first and only show entry.

The Moleon Village blend was later introduced. The three Moleon brands retailed in selective specialty groceries in the Southeast.

In 2008, The Fresh Market grocery featured the Moleon brands as the most expensive EVOO on the chain’s store shelves.

Pelion Farms organic EVOO was recently added to the product mix that Olive Oil Selections markets in North America.

 

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New Products

In 2012, Olive Oil Selections introduced a new concept branded, Corvus Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil.

It utilizes the time-tested method of storing olive oil in a stainless steel container with a spigot (fusti) for dispensing it into a bottle at the point of sale. This insures optimal freshness and, at the same time, allows the customer to taste before buying.

 

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Note: The Moleon and Pelion brands are available in 500ml bottles, while the Corvus brand in 375ml bottles upon pre-order.

 

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