The Olio di Roma extra virgin olive oil, that has obtained the Protected Geographical Indication in August 2021, is the most recent of the region’s olive oil designations. Production includes the entire province of Viterbo and numerous municipalities in the province of Frosinone, Latina, Rieti and Rome.
The product specification allows the use of Itrana, Carboncella, Moraiolo, Caninese, Salviana, Rosciola, Marina, Frantoio and Leccino olive varieties for a minimum of 80%. Other varieties are allowed up to a maximum of 20%.
The oil is characterised by a colour varying from green to golden yellow. The fruity odour varies in intensity with evident notes of tomato and/or artichoke and/or almond and/or grassy. The flavour is characterised by vegetal hints, bitter and spicy notes of varying intensity that can be associated with notes of tomato and/or artichoke and/or almond and/or grassy.