A premium quality Tuscan IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil from a cooperative of small farms around San Gimignano in the heart of Tuscany. Produced from a blend of organically grown (although not certified) classic Tuscan olive varieties: Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino it has an incredibly low acidity level 0.2%.
This is a classic full flavoured Toscano IGP. It has lovely golden yellow colour with green tones and intense fruit flavour characterised by artichoke, cardoon, with notes of almond and green leaf. The oil has a perfect balance of bitterness (good bitterness is important on an olive oil) and nice piquant finish.
Very versatile, it is perfect for garnishing salads and vegetables, as a finishing oil on fish and grilled meat or why not try drizzling it over bread before topping with some diced tomatoes, onions and garlic. Most Tuscans would have it on its own over crusty bread or with pinzimonia (raw vegetables as a starter). Delicious!
Tuscan IGP EVO oils are one of the world’s favourites. Their reputation was tarnished in the 70s and 80s when cheap imitations flooded the market without even a sniff of Tuscan olives in them. This led to an EU decree in 1998 which gave the certification of protected origin (IGP) and each bottle has its own unique reference number. You can trace the individual bottle by inserting the code on the label here Toscano IGP tracing.
Winner of Gold at the Great Taste Awards