Selection of Frantoiane olives – Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP Chianti Classico
The Frantoio variety it’s a highly appreciated variety of Tuscan origin. It has thin branches with bright green lanceolate leaves. It yields oval medium-sized drupes (1.5/ 2.5 g). This variety is harvested between the last ten days of October and the second ten days of November; at a time when the olives are still green. They yield about 8%-12% of oil. Their “most” is very fruity, it has a piquant taste, sometimes of green apples, cut grass or tomato’s skin or artichoke. We recommend using it for salads and carpacci. These olives are harvested before the right ripening time, in order to have an oil with marked characteristics, even if , when they’re not completely ripe, they give low yields.
This is the most important monocultivar extra virgin olive oil produced by Tenuta del Palagio.
This oil has received the “Ercole Olivario” award from 3 Italian Ministries as SECOND BEST ITALIAN extra virgin olive oil in the 1999 and 2004. It is remarkabled in the famous magazines Gambero Rosso, Merum, Slow Food, Veronelli, Bibenda, Olive Oil Companion and Feinschmeker every year from 2000 to 2018.
Our Olio Dop Chianti Classico, selezione di Olive Frantoiane it is sold in glass bottles in size of 250 – 500 – 750 ml and 1 lt, 3 lt, 5 lt in cans. The one-liter size is no longer supplied in glass but only in cans.
Suggested for salads
Medium Body. Very Friuty with green scents of artichoke and cutted grass. Sharp, very spicy.