Hand-picked olives from the hills of Val D’Orcia and Tuscan Maremma this olive oil is Tuscan PGi Certified. (2018/2019 new harvest)
An exceptional Tuscan Grand Cru Olive Oil, intense and complex, for carpaccio, meat and soups
Moraiolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil (250ml) is one of the latest additions to the Cru selection of Frantoio Franci Olive Oils, alongside, Villa Magra, Olivastra Seggianese and Le Trebbiane. It is an intense premium olive oil, produced at 400 metres above sea level around Montenero d'Orcia, in Southern Tuscany. It is ideal on octopus carpaccio, strong tasting fish such as tuna, porcini mushrooms, lentils, beans, chickpeas and vegetable soups in general; on red meats or stews / ragù or tomato or in combination with goat cheese and medium seasoning.
It is produced by Frantoio Franci, one of Italy’s most renowned olive oil producers. The farm, based near Montalcino in Montenero d’Orcia is currently managed by Giorgio Franci, having taken over from his father Fernando. The mill quickly became famous through its flagship Villa Magra Grand Cru, which has long been regarded as the pioneer on the segment of olive oils of the highest quality. Frantoio Franci progressively expanded its range to cover a large selection of oil form delicate to intense. It is one of of the most awarded olive oil producers in Italy and has received the highest score of 99 points and as named the world’s best olive oil mill for 2019 by Flos Olei, the international olive oil guide.
Aroma: herbaceous with rich notes of artichoke, chicory and almond dominating on a great complexity of vegetable scents and a long persistence of soft aromatic notes
Taste: deep and complex, with a powerful and firm bitter and spicy sensation. Herbaceous aftertaste, artichoke, chicory and almond dominate on a great complexity of vegetable notes.