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Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an estate bottled and produced extra virgin olive oil from Stellenbosch, South Africa. Located in the heart of the rich, wine growing region, the Morgenster Estate's award winning oil contains no additives or preservatives and is neither filtered nor refined. A blend of 14 Italian varieties of olives, this oil imparts flavors of artichokes, green apples, and almonds and is followed by a long, peppery finish. It is the first South African oil to receive the prestigious L'Orciolo d'Oro Award and also scored an amazing 97 points in both the 2010 and 2011 editions of Flos Olei. (The L'Orciolo d'Oro Award was started as a competition to judge the best Italian produced oils and was opened up to international oils in 1999.)
Morgenster, which means morning star in Afrikaan, is the only extra virgin olive oil made in South Africa. Located in the Stellenbosch region, the epicenter of South African wine production, Morgenster has the advantage of working closely with wine experts as is the case with so many of the world's greatest oils.
Use this oil as a finishing oil and drizzle over seafood, cooked vegetables, grilled meats, bean dishes, soup, salad, or grain dishes, including pasta.