Mère goutte is a 19th-century term that refers to the first drops of oil to fall from the olive pâté before it has been pressed. This first drop was deemed the best by connoisseurs. Today, the term Mère goutte is a hallmark of A L’Olivier, indicating an extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality.
CULTIVAR: Arbequina, Hojiblanca, and Picual
NOTES: This well-balanced, medium fruity oil has an attractive aroma of citrus fruits, cut grass, and culinary herbs with floral undertones. In the mouth, it is a salad bowl of leafy flavors- the bitterness and pepper of arugula and a lingering herbaceous after taste.
PAIRINGS: On a salad of mixed greens or string beans with a tomato coulis, as a dressing for a potato and mussel salad with tarragon, for bathing roasted peppers in oil with garlic and basil, sautéed zucchini with mint and any variety of ripe summer vegetables.