Most of our olive trees are of the "leccino" variety, a tree with fronds reminiscent of Weeping Willows. Our olive oil is delicately spicy and medium-bodied, with fresh, grassy aromas. An early-ripening varietal, Leccino is also known for its forbearance in cold winters, which is why our olive orchard survived the infamous 1985 frost in Tuscany.
White pepper, artichoke, citrus notes and fresh herbs.
position and agriculture
40-year old trees planted on a hillside northwest of Siena in light, well-drained soil with southeastern exposure. We hand-prune and hand-harvest into nets, and use only copper and sulfur in minimal doses to combat pests and disease.