Produced from 100% Correggiolo variety olives hand-picked in October in the hills of Montenero d’Orcia. This oil is deep green in color with a fresh, intensely grassy aroma, predominant of artichoke, cardoon and green almond, enhanced by floral and cherry hints which create an extremely complex bouquet. Its flavor is round and strong with decisive spicy and bitter undertones. Use to contrast the sweet flavor of potatoes, beans, chickpeas and vegetables in general; on red meat or strong-flavored fish; with fresh cheese, such as ravaggiolo and mozzarella; and is excellent on spinach and ricotta tortelli, or with plain rice and pasta with thin slivers of parmesan.
2016 NYIOOC - Gold Medal
Founded in 1958, Frantoio Franci is located in Montenero dÛªOrcia, 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 ÛÏMaestri OleariÛ, 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.