“The green gold”
Extra virgin olive oil Chianti Classico DOP
The extra virgin olive oil, also called, “green gold ” is another important product of the Chianti. Starting from the year 2000 the extra virgin olive oil will have the possibility to receive the Denomination of Origin (DOP), given by the EU, which will be a great guaranty of quality for the consumer. The olive tree, which is typical Mediterranean, finds on the hills of the Chianti an ideal habitat and gives a low quantity of oil of a very good quality. In this area an olive tree yields on average 15 kg of olives, which are about a litre and half oil per plant. That’s a very low yield, compared to those in Spain, Greece, south Italy and even on the coast of Tuscany, where an olive tree can yield until 100 kg of olives.