Selection of Frantoiane olives
Olio Frantoiane 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% – 14% of oil. Their “most” is very fruity, it has a piquant taste, sometimes of green apples, cut grass or tomato’s skin. We recommend using it for salads amd 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 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 2014.
Suggested for salads
Medium Body. Very Friuty with green scents of artichoke and cutted grass. Sharp, very spicy.