Very widely-planted in central Italy; its pollen-rich blossoms make it a valued pollinator. Grows very long, drooping branches, and is cold-resistant and early-ripening. The oil, appearing a characteristically luminous straw-yellow, is delicate and refined. The nose releases scents of fresh and bitter almond, and hazelnut. It enters sweetish and delicate in the mouth, then develops a lovely, pungent bell pepper and curry. Particularly recommended with medium-light dishes a tad sweet, such as poached fish, white bread, and lightly-sauced pastas.