Our organic extra virgin olive oil comes from olives harvested by hand from about 1,600 century old olive trees surrounding Castello di Meleto. The olives are pressed the same day they are picked; this way we obtain the fruit and acidity of the oil just right, slightly spicy with excellent organoleptic and nutritional qualities.
Here in Chianti, at and altitude between 360 and 530 meters, the olives grow according to nature. We cultivate our trees using the polyconic vase growing system. The main cultivars are typical Tuscan: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Pendolino, handpicked in early November.
Area of production: land surrounding the Castle Orchard.
Altitude: Between 360 m and 530 above the sea level
Ha of olive groves: 10 hectares.
N° of Plants: Approximately 1,600.
Varieties: Frantoio , Moraiolo , Leccino and Pendolino.
Average Production: 15/20 quintals of oil.
Yield per plant: 12 kg of olives
Average yield in oil: 12-15 %
Pesticide Treatments: None
Finishing: harrowing for the burial of fertilizer and weed management
Training System: jar polyconic
Harvest time: early November
Harvest: traditional hand-harvested
Type of pressing: the olives are pressed the same day they are collected. In making crusher crushing plant in modern continuous cycle.
Colour: Deep clear green
Aroma: typical of cultivars with an almond aftertaste
Taste: medium fruity, perfectly sour and spicy
Serving suggestions: excellent for bruschetta and a condiment on meat, fish , salads.