Pietro Bonci Casuccini Extravirgin Olive Oil

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Around here it seems that the olive tree has defied Nature and that Nature has returned the challenge. This harsh yet loyal competition has our 4.000 olive trees prospering and producing an olive oil with a unique characteristic: it isn’t greasy. We don’t know how we’ve achieved this: when our generation took over the farms, the olive trees were already there, majestic in their serenity .Their nature and Nature have created on our behalf this gift which we preserve with care and pride.

 

Olive varieties: Frantoio or Correggiolo 70%, Moraiolo 20%, Leccino 10%
Training system: Vase-shaped
Altitude: 400-450 mt
Soil Type: For the most part alberese and galestro
Number of estate trees: 4000
Harvest and production methods: Hand-picked into shallow plastic baskets between the end of October and the beginning of December. Olives taken to press within 18 hours of picking. The oil, unfiltered, is stored in stainless steel vats where the solid matter in suspension undergoes a natural sedimentation.
Colour: Green with yellow highlights
Sensory profile: Elegant and pleasantly balanced bouquet, very fruity with light complementary hints of vegetable. A sweet oil characterized by a very light piquant thrust. It is gentle and light on the palate.
Uses: On both raw and cooked vegetables, as a dip for crudités and tasty bread squares, on legumes, on any kind of salad (green, mixed, pasta, rice, traditional Tuscan bread “panzanella”, etc), on boiled or broiled meat or fish, on braised game. It helps bring alive most dishes. Try using it in home-made mayonnaise!
Formats: 1 litre, 750 ml, 500ml, 250 ml

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ap legend: The label reproduces a painting by Arturo Viligiardi representing Pietro Bonci Casuccini, Nicolo’s great grandfather.

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egend: Pietro Bonci Casuccini, grandson carrying the same name of the famous Etruscologist, ran the Marcianella estate with great capability, culture (he obtained a degree in Mathematics from the University of Pisa) and patriottism. He took part in the Curtatone and Montanara battle togheter with a group of students from Siena and Pisa to fight for Italian unity. The letters he wrote to his mother from the battle-field are fascinating and he deserves to have a label dedicated to him.

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