Olio di Oliva Col d'Orcia - Bottiglia da 250 ml.
From our organic oasis immersed in the territory of Montalcino, Col d’Orcia’s organic, extra virgin olive oil is produced with 4 olive varieties:
Frantoio: produces an oil with an intense yellowish green coloration, very aromatic with hints of sweet apples and freshly but grass, the taste is spicy and fruited, due to it’s rich polyphenol content. This variety represents about 70% of our olive groves.
Leccino: produces an oil of mild coloration, lightly fruited, delicate with herbal hints.
Moraiolo: produces a fairly spicy oil, with subtle bitter hints of artichoke.
Olivastra: this variety is the most resistant to cold weather, the oil has a very delicate scent with hints of freshly cut grass.
Col d’Orcia has around 5.500 olive trees, situated on the southwest face of the Sant’Angelo hillside, some of which are over 400 years old. Each olive variety is harvested manually and separately at the point of optimal ripeness. The cut is made in order to obtain a balance between fluidity, bitterness and spiciness.
At Col d’Orcia, for many years now, we have always ascribed high value to the natural environment in which we operate.
For this reason in the year 2010 we took the decision of submitting to the organic farming certification process in order to become the largest organic wine producing farm in the whole of Tuscany. Since August 27, 2010 the whole estate including vineyards, olive groves, other fields and even the gardens are farmed following exclusively organic agricultural practices.
We are very proud of this achievement and we can rightfully define Col d’Orcia as an organic island in Montalcino.