The country of Turkey produces a lot of olive oil from many different varieties, but Ayvalik is the most widely grown. This medium-mild oil is very well made from early harvested fruit. It has a nice floral and fresh herbaceous aroma. The balance of mild bitterness, strong fruitiness, and sharp pungency is just perfect. It also has a good mix of ripe and green fruity flavors that gives it a lot of complexity and full-bodied mouth feel. The ripe flavors are both tropical and citrus. The green flavors are herbs, grass, artichoke, green apple, mint, cinnamon, and black pepper
This is a balsamic which really shines after dinner. The rich Sri Lankan toasted cinnamon aroma reminds us of warm baking and the sweet smell of Anjou pear reminds us of late summer fruits. It's a perfect combination for autumn nights. We love it on ice cream, too! Vanilla ice cream becomes fruity vanilla cinnamon bun pear ice cream with just a drizzle.