The sale of 2020 extra virgin olive oil begins at Fattoria del Colle: 2 monocultivars from Moraiolo and Correggiolo and a mix of both varieties
2020 is an amazing olive harvest for quality and quantity.
Many small olives that in fact gave a low yield, consequently a transformation into oil of around 10%. The 2020 extra virgin olive oil has a heady fruity aroma (tomato, artichoke, mown grass) scent and excellent taste quality.
OILS FROM FATTORIA DEL COLLE: 2 MONOCULTIVAR AND A MIX
0,75 lt bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2020 Fattoria del Colle, 19,50€
BIO and DOP Terre di Siena as soon as the certifications arrive
0,50 lt bottles of Moraiolo, Extra Virgin Olive Oil monocultivar 2020 from Fattoria del Colle 17,50€
0,50 lt bottles of Correggiolo, Extra Virgin Olive Oil monocultivar 2020 from Fattoria del Colle 17,50€
5 lt can of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Fattoria del Colle 95,50€
Those who wish to buy some oil can come to Fattoria del Colle or order and have it shipped home sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shipping in Italy for a carton of 6 bottles costs 16€.
THE ORGANIC OLIVE GROVES AT THE FATTORIA DEL COLLE
Fattoria del Colle has 6 hectares of olive groves with the moraiolo and correggiolo (frantoio) varieties.
It is one of the best known and most appreciated areas of Tuscany for olive growing: high ventilated hills with sandy soil where olive trees have been cultivated for over 2000 years.
In this uncontaminated environment chemicals are never used on the olive trees simply because there is no need, given that the perfidious oil fly, which lays its eggs inside the olives, has only arrived in the area once in 20 years. Nature does everything by itself, asking man only to prune the trees and clean the soil. The BIO certification and the DOP stamp are requested only for the mixed variety oil made more in abundant quantity and allows for the printing of new labels as soon as the certifications arrive. Because of the Covid pandemic these could arrive very late this year.
Harvesting is manual, with the use of small rakes that replace hands during “stripping”. They are used by men while women recover the olives from the nets stretched under the olive trees. In the evening the crates full of olives arrive at the mill and the next day the extra virgin olive oil returns to fill the “orciaia” at Fattoria del Colle filling it with its aroma.
THE MILL WHERE OLIVES BECOME EVO OIL
Donatella Cinelli Colombini has chosen the Sant’Angelo di Castelmuzio oil mill, a few kilometres from the Fattoria del Colle, to produce her extra virgin olive oil. The master miller Paolo Bindi uses his Pieralisi oil mill with a gentle touch, slowly and at a low temperature (less than 27 °C) to preserve the fragrance of the fruit and its healthy virtues.
Fattoria del Colle produces monocultivar extra virgin olive oil Moraiolo, Correggiolo (Frantoio variety) and, in greater quantities, an EVO oil mixed with the two varieties together for which the DOP Terre di Siena certification is requested. A certificate that generally arrives a few months after harvesting.