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Black olives and olive oil from Nyons PDO
The olive territory of Baronnies is the most northern in France. Its orchard is composed of more than 95% by a single variety: Tanche, which acclimated perfectly to the weather conditions, sometimes difficult.
PDO since : 1994
Number of olive trees : 261 000
Average annual production of olive oil : 300 tonnes
Average annual production of table olives : 350 tonnes
Predominant variety : Tanche.
Nyons PDO olive oil : Olive oil from ripe fruity taste characterized by intense freshly cut grass and green apple aromas in the nose and hazelnut aromas with light buttered notes in the mouth.
Nyons PDO black olive : Harvested in December and January, the Nyons black olive is finely wrinkled by the dryness of the air and first frosts. Only from the Tanche variety, the natural or in brine preparati on gives to it a “monk’s robe colour” (after contact with air) and a delicious fruity taste recalling undergrowth. “Early” prepared, spotted with fine salt, Nyons olive develops a stronger and more powerful olive taste. It can be used as much for aperitif as for cooking, from starter to dessert.