Franci Olive Oil – Christmas Gift Box

Type: Extra Vigin Olive oil
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Region: Tuscany
Farming Varieties: Conventional
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Format: 0.25 L

£65.00

The Franci olive oil gift box includes his 3 Grand Cru extra virgin olive oils from Tuscany. Frantoio Franci is one of Italy’s most renowned olive oil producers.

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SKU: FF100

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Frantoio Franci
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Description

The Franci olive oil gift box includes his 3 Grand Cru extra virgin olive oils from Tuscany. Frantoio Franci is 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 98/98 by Flos Olei, the international olive oil guide.

Villa Magra Grand Cru is the flagship premium extra virgin olive oil of Frantoio Franci. It is also widely viewed as the pioneer in the production of Italian olive oils of the highest quality and ranks as one of the most awarded oils in the world over the past 10 years. It is produced from a small dedicated grove at a 350 metre heights on the hills of Monetenero d’orcin in Tuscany. The intense green oil is produced from hand-picked Frantoio olives. Its taste is powerful, spicy and bitter with an excellent harmony, great complexity of vegetable scents with long persistence of soft aromatic notes. We recommend it with vegetable soups, red meats or on very tasty fish; in combination with fresh cheeses such as raveggiolo or mozzarella that exalt the fresh-vegetable component of the oil, on ricotta tortillas and spinach, rice or white pasta with parmigiano.

Villa Magra Grand Cru received its first international recognition with the 1st International Tasting Award for the Best Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil, organized by Grand Jury Européen at Chateau Branire in June 2003. In October 2003, Grand Jury Européen president Francois Mauss proposed and organized an exchange between 100 bottles of Olive Oil Villa Mazda Gran Cru, with 100 bottles of large Bordeaux, including Latour, Lafite, Petrus, Cheval Blanc.

Moraiolo Olive Oil 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.

Rose Grand Cru Seggiano Olive Oil is one of the 3 Grand Cru produced by Frantoio Franci, one of Italy’s most awarded olive oil producers in Montenero d’Orcia, in Tuscany. It is produced from a small dedicated grove from the Olivastra variety, which offers unique floral scents with a hint of rose.  It is a mild premium extra virgin olive oil with a unique sensory profile. We recommend it with delicate dishes, seafood such as oysters and vegetables.

The Franci olive oil gift box is a present present for Christmas and many other special occasions.

See our Artisan Producer page for more information about Frantoio Franci.

Sensory Profile

Rose Grand Cru Seggiano

Aroma: Clear scent of olives, fresh and delicate, typical of Olivastra, strong hints of vegetable with clear hints of rose petal, artichoke and slight hints of banana
Taste: Delicate, well-rounded, with well-balanced fruity and herbaceous flavours, very light and elegant. Initially with sweet sensation on the palate which develops into a medium peppery intensity

Villa Magra Grand Cru

Aroma: fresh, intensely grassy with predominant aroma of artichoke, cardoon and green almond, enhanced by floral and cherry hints which create an extremely complex bouquet.
Taste: ample, with strong and decisive spice and bitterness, overlaid with excellent harmony, great complexity of herbaceous hints and long persistence of smooth aromatic notes

Moraiolo Olive Oil

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

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