This particular new selection is the outcome of many years of research into the varieties of olive which have been traditionally grown in the Chianti region for the production of extra virgin oil.
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Badia a Coltibuono cultivates about 18 hectars of olive trees (a total of 7200 plants). The groves are located between 450 and 500 meters asl below the badia overlooking the Arno Valley.
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.
Badia a Coltibuono Albereto Organic Extra Virgini Olive Oil – Toscano Protected Geographical Indication
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.