One of Frantoio Franci’s most awarded oils from Tuscany, this extra virgin olive oil is powerfully fruity, fresh, grassy, pungent and complex, yet harmonious and well-structured with a fresh, rich finish of spicy grass. Use this oil fresh in soups, on boiled or raw vegetables, bruschetta, steak and red meats, tomato salads, with plain rice or pasta, as well as well-matured cheeses.
Pairs Best With
Bitter Green Salads, Garden Salads, Raw Vegetables, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Broiled Fish, Grilled Fish, Red Meat, White Meat, Soft Cheese, Pasta, Soups & Stews, Sauces, Legumes/Pulses
Recent International Awards for Frantoio Franci
2020 Gambero Rosso Oli d’Italia - Stella "Star" Award - 3 Leaves for 10 Consecutive Years
2020 World's Best Olive Oil Mills - 4th Place
2019 Flos Olei - Farm of the Year
2019 Gambero Rosso Oli d’Italia - Company of the Year
Recent International Awards for Villa Magra
2020 EVO IOOC - Gold Medal
2020 Japan Olive Oil Prize - Blend - Best in Class
2020 NYIOOC - Gold
2020 Sol D’Oro - Robust - Silver Medal
2019 Japan Olive Oil Prize - Blend - Best in Class, Best of Italy
2019 LA International EVOOC - Robust - Silver Medal
2019 Leone D'Oro - Italian Blend Finalist
2019 NYIOOC - Gold
2019 Sol D'Oro - Medium Fruit - Special Mention
2018 Armonia - Medium Fruity - 2nd Place
2018 Leone D'Oro - Blend (Italian) - 1st Place
2018 NYIOOC - Gold
2018 SIAL Olive D'Or - Strong Fruit - Golden Drop
2018 Sol D'Oro - Intense Fruit - Gold Medal
2017 NYIOOC - Gold Medal
2017 LA International EVOOC - Gold Medal
2017 Olive Japan - Gold Medal
2017 Sol D'Oro - Special Mention
The Tuscany region of Central Italy is famous for its beautiful rolling hillsides, and of course its food, wine, and olive oil.
Green olives produce oil with robust characteristics, like more pungency, more bitterness and more health benefits. Ripe olives typically produce a sweeter oil with a milder character, though some ripe oils carry subtle green qualities.
Mild oils tend to be slightly sweet with very little bitterness or pungency. Medium and Medium Robust oils offer some bitterness and spiciness for a balanced taste. Robust oils have a good kick of bitterness and pungency, while Extreme oils can be intense and overwhelmingly bitter or pungent.