We are so excited to have been able to do a very special limited bottling of our Tecognano oliveto (olive grove). This is our top olive grove producing the best tasting olive oil from trees that are hundreds of years old terraced into the hillside just outside the medieval town of Cortona. The hillsides form a golden basin in the mountains known as the "Conca d'Oro" where the sun casts its magical glow and creates a special micro climate for the olive trees to thrive. This limited bottling features artistic hand-painted bottles, a gold foil label and hand-dipped gold wax tops.
The olives have been harvested gently and pressed at a small local frantoio (olive mill) that uses the latest technology to preserve the nuances of the olives. Nuovo olive oil is bottled right after pressing, without filtration or settling and has a distinctive vibrant green color, intense fruity flavor and a peppery long finish. Only available once every year, this olive oil is best consumed within three months of opening. Over time it is normal for this olive oil to have some sediment at the bottom of the bottle. This just assures you that it has been bottled very quickly after pressing to preserve the fresh taste. At first the taste will be very intense, mellowing out over time and naturally clearing to a transparent chartreuse color.
Each bottle is 250ml.