Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Awards Vintage 2016New York I.O.O.C. 2017Gold AwardDer Feinschmecker 2017One of the BestFlos Olei 201792/100Bibenda 20174 Drops
A small section of the olive groves, those at Podere Albereto, is dedicated to the production of this very special oil.
Only a limited quantity is bottled.
It has a deep emerald green hue.
The 2016 Olive harvest at Badia a Coltibuono has been a very good one, with abundant yields and exceptional quality. The summer months were much drier than usual on the Monti del Chianti. The harvest was between October 17 and November 16. We harvested the same quantity of olives as in 2015, a record year, but the yield in oil was significantly lower due to the summer drought. The olives are brought to be milled twice a day to ensure maximum freshness to our Organic Extra-Virgin Olive oil.
Period of harvest: autumn 2016
The colour of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil "Albereto" is of an intense green emerald. Introduces an intense grassy perfume with notes of asparagus and aromatic grasses what dragoncello and sage. The taste is intense and definite with a characteristic aftertaste that remembers the vegetables perceived by the nose.
The varieties are Frantoio, Leccino, Leccio del Corno, Pendolino e Maurino.
The cultivation has been 100% Organic, and certified since 1994. The olives are brought to the olive mill the same day of the harvest. Pressing and extraction are very careful, with temperatures that are kept below 28° C, with continuos extraction process. The oil is then naturally decanted and bottled without filtration.
Albereto is a blend of Maurino and Leccino Minerva
Annual production in bottles: 6.500 bt.
Serving Suggestions: Use to dress salads, or use for pinzimonio. Drizzle over carpaccio, or garnish soups and salads.