Monocultivar Frantoio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml
Extra virgin olive oil is fast becoming the new fine wine, with producers establishing the finest terroir and the noble olive varieties, then teasing out masterpieces of immense complexity and character.
Some of the finest examples of this new phenomena are to be found in the Monocultivar range from Gonnelli – each one made from a single variety of olive grown on their very best plots. Launched exclusively in the UK through Harvey Nichols, the Monocultivar Frantoio is made from Frantoio olives that are grown near the family farm and pressed within 10 hours of picking. This variety has a slightly elongated shape and produces very elegant oil, but very little of it per olive. Its extra virgin olive oil is fresh, intense and herbaceous, with spicy notes and artichoke flavours. And we love it drizzled over seared red meat, roasted vegetables, salads and quiche.
In 1585, the Gonnelli family bought the Santa Téa farm for 300 coins from the local monks. The farm’s mill was built in 1426, so already had a long history of oil making at this stage. There, surrounded by protected forests and nature reserves on the sun-baked plains of Reggello near Florence, the Gonnellis have passed their expertise down through the family, preserving and refining the fine art of olive oil making.
SKU No.: 3145447
Style No.: 780288
100% Frantoio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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