Extra Virgin Olive Oil: “Frantoio Franci” with Tuscan IGP Certification
Production zone: the hills of Val d’Orcia and Tuscan Maremma.
Above sea level: 50-500m
Variety of olives: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Olivastra, and others in lesser quantities.
Harvest system: hand-picked
Harvest time: from 1st November to 20th December.
Extraction system: Frantoio Franci, modern continuous
Appearance: clear and filtered.
Density: medium fluidity.
Colour: green with hints of gold.
Fragrance: medium fruit, clear scent of olives, herbaceous notes of artichoke and ripe fruit, reminiscent of tomato, to a lesser degree.
Taste: fresh and clean, initially with slightly sweet flavour, followed by a palatable and harmonious bitter and spicy taste of medium intensity, rich persistence of vegetable flavour with predominant herbaceous hints of artichoke.
Use: fresh in soups, on vegetables, legumes, meats, bruschetta, pinzimonio, salads, medium-flavoured fish.
Tuscan Board of Trade Selection of the Best Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oils:
Harvest 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
“Festambiente”National Competition :
3rd Prize: Medium Fruit Flavour , 1997.
2nd Prize: Medium Fruit Flavour , 1999.
3rd Prize: Medium Fruit Flavour, 2003.
1st Prize: Medium Fruit Flavour, 2005.
3rd Prize: Medium Fruit Flavour, 2010.
“Ercole Olivario”National Award:
Finalist 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2nd Prize, DOP Intense Fruit Flavour , 2006.
1st Prize, Amphora Olearia, 2007 (IGP Toscano)
1st Prize, DPO Light Fruit Flavour, 2008 (IGP Toscano)
1st Prize, DPO Medium Fruit Flavour, 2010 (IGP Toscano)
Concorso Internazionale “Oil China”:
2nd Prize Silver Medal, Medium Fruity 2008, 2010, 2011.
International “Leone d’Oro” Award:
Gran Menzione Prize : 2001.
“Gourmesse”International Competition , Zurich:
1st Prize, Medium Fruit Flavour , 2001.
International Competition “Los Angels County Fair”
Gold Medal, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
International Competition “OlivAsia”:
1st Prize, Gold Medal, Medium Flavour, 2006
2nd Prize, Silver Medal, Medium Flavour, 2007
1st Prize, Gold Medal, Medium Flavour, 2008
International Competition “Mario Solinas”:
3rd Prize, Medium Flavour, 2007.
selection of the world’s best Olive Oils - “Der Feinschmecker”:
Top 35 - Olive Oil Award Nomination 2004, 5th prize.
International Competition “Olive d’Or”, Sial Canada:
Goutte d’Argent, 2009