Pressed from hand-picked olives mainly of the Olivastra Seggianese variety grown in the hills of Val d’Orcia and Tuscan Maremma, this extra virgin olive oil is medium fruity with a clear scent of olives and notes of ripe fruit, banana, and a slight herbaceous scent of artichoke. Its taste is clean with a slightly sweet flavor, followed by a harmonious, slightly bitter and spicy finish. Ideal for drizzling on salads, bruschetta, and fish, and for preparing mayonnaise and other dressings.
Garden Salads, Raw Vegetables, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Broiled Fish, Grilled Fish, Soft Cheese, Pasta, Soups & Stews, Sauces
2017 NYIOOC - Gold
Founded in 1958, Frantoio Franci is located in Montenero d'Orcia, a small hilltop town on the slopes of the Amiata Mountains overlooking the splendid valley of the River Orcia. In that year the brothers Franco and Fernando Franci purchased the famous Villa Magra olive grove, proceeding to transform the old barn into an oil mill where they continue to produce some of the most outstanding oils in Tuscany today. Winning prestigious awards year after year from the likes of the Slow Food Guide, Flos Olei, and the Maestri Oleari, the most prestigious international olive oil competition, Frantoio Franci continues to honor their commitment to producing true, genuine quality extra virgin olive oils without compromise.