Very widely-planted variety throughout Italy. Characterised by an elegant profile, it boasts high vigour and good resistance to cold and pest attacks. Crop level is good and consistent, and ripens fairly early. Yields a medium-intense oil with a good balance of bitterish and peppery qualities. Appears a sparkling lime-green. The bouquet, crisp and clean-edged, offers herbaceous notes of wild herbs and fresh vegetables. In the mouth, it releases pungent hints of almond, olive leaf, and garden herbs. Best enjoyed with light dishes, such as salads, mushrooms, raw and poached fish, veal and poultry.