ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
2.000 olive trees grow at Montechiaro Estate, carefully managed by organic farming. We work on each tree with love and passion to extract from our olives the best organic EVO, which is the base for all the regional plates.
We have around 200 Correggiolo olives trees. Correggiolo is an ancient cultivar of Tuscan origin, and has long found a favourable environment for its cultivation in our lands. We have well-preserved this olive variety in order to obtain a premium organic EVO. These olives are manually harvested between November and December when they are still slightly under-ripe. For preserving perfect flavor integrity and nutritional values olives are pressed in a continuous cold cycle.
“Extra virgin olive oil is the oil extracted from fresh olives using a mechanical process without the use of excessive heat or any form of additives or solvents”.
Tenuta di Montechiaro - Siena
Clay-limestone and sedimentary sand with marine fossils and shells.
OIL MAKING & AGING
Harvesting method: Manual in small crates. Immediate washing and weighing of the olives. Then, crushing and milling time, before mixing of the pulp and centrifugation of the pulp and liquids. Decanting, filtering, and storage on temperature-controlled inox vats sealed by inert gas.
1 200 bottles 0, 5 l - 200 cases
Color: Bright emerald green
Aromas: The nose offers rich notes in scents of artichoke, chicory and aromatic herbs with prominent mint and rosemary notes.
Taste: Full and strong, with notes of lettuce, sage and distinct hints of black pepper, unripe almonds and fresh walnuts, powerful bitterness and strong spiciness.
Our premium organic extra virgin olive oil is a triumph of flavors, enjoyable with tomatoes, tuna carpaccio, roast porcini mushrooms, beans soup, and grilled red meat.