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May Olive Oil Tasting

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What is the difference between our Classico and Riserva, and why is Libellula so high in polyphenols and antioxidants?

Polyphenols are what make extra virgin olive oil rich in antioxidants and nutrients. They protect against development of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, skin aging, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Typical extra virgin olive oil contains about 100mg/kg of polyphenols... but what about Libellula?

Our Classico olives are pressed in November, much earlier than the big distributors.

While we are able to press less extra virgin olive oil from the small olives, they have a more concentrated level of nutrients and a polyphenol count of between 350 to 400 mg/kg.

Flavor Notes: floral & peppery with undertones of apple & artichoke.

Our Riserva’s olives are harvested in early to mid-October.

The olives’ concentration of polyphenols and antioxidants are at their height, between 500 and 600 mg/kg.

But as the Riserva olives are even smaller than the Classico, we can only extract a tiny amount of antioxidant-rich olive oil. This is why our quantity of our Riserva is limited each year.

Flavor Notes: bright, herbaceous, spicy, with undertones of walnut.

Both the Classico and Riserva are made through regenerative agriculture (100% natural, pesticide-free), harvested by hand, and cold-pressed within twenty-four hours, ensuring none of the olive oil's antioxidants or vitamins are lost.

While our tasting kits are sold out, if you have Libellula olive oil already or want to use your own extra virgin olive oil during the tasting, you can register for just the tasting itself by clicking here. 


Join Libellula's olive oil tasting guided by Johnny Madge, international olive oil taster and judge!

Learn how to properly taste olive oil and identify an olive oil’s distinguishing characteristics on May 25th at 1pm EST over Zoom.

When you sign up for the Olive Oil Tasting Event you’ll receive:

  1. Attendance to the live, virtual Olive Oil Tasting.
  2. A mini gift box with two 50ml bottles of our 2023 extra virgin olive oil.
    (one Riserva and one Classico with free shipping (U.S. Only).
  3. A tasting notecard to guide you through the event.

The event will be held over Zoom. If you are sending the Olive Oil Tasting as a gift, we will include a note with details on how they can register for the live event online.

Please note: If you are a Grove Adopter, you have access to the tasting included in your Adoption. Just email us at 


After the tasting Johnny and our co-founder Julia will answer any further questions you have about olive oil and how to find extra virgin olive oils that best suit your palette and cooking preferences. Julia will also share a bit about how Libellula was founded and what makes us different from other olive oil companies.

We are so excited to share with you the nuances behind creating an extra virgin olive oil that is both exceptional in flavor and produced ethically and sustainably.

Click here to be notified by email when May Olive Oil Tasting becomes available.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Carol V.
Fresh and exciting

The classico is fresh with a peppery finish. The riserva is gentle with a buttery feel. I'm enjoying them. The tasting was interesting and informative.

Sally Altrocchi
Loved it - un amore!

Beautiful packaging, yummy oils, and a fun tasting - what a fun way to spend an hour on a Saturday!

Maureen Walsh
What a wonderful package!

Can't wait to give this little box of joy to family and friends at the holidays

Anthony Lauro
Fun and Educational

I had a good time during the olive oil tasting. The expert taster did a great job of presenting the information, being clear, and not making assumptions about our knowledge.

Sara Gay Forden
Rome's Liquid Gold On My Doorstep!!

Loving everything about Libellula! The packaging, the bottles, and most important, the fantastic taste of this olive oil!!