Corzano E Paterno, Frantoio Olive Oil 2020 - 500mlRegular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Olive Variety: Frantoio
500ml // Price per ounce : $2.42
Grape varieties are much like olives in the notion that they can thrive in similar growing conditions while still expressing a sense of place. Corzano e Paterno opt to bottle several of the olive oils as “monocultivars.” Frantoio is actually the name of the olive crushing machine. This is a high yielding olive that makes a very fruity oil.
Wendel Gelpke, a Swiss architect, fell madly in love with these romantic hillsides. The Corzano property was purchased back in 1969, and then the neighboring property of Paterno in 1974. These hillsides are separated from the Chianti Classico subzone by the Via Cassia, a road that runs parallel to the river Pisa. Farming here has always been organic and her Sardinian sheep herd roams the rows to naturally fertilize the vines; talk about sustainability. As is classic for the area, the properties produce mainly Sangiovese. Wendel and the family own and operate the winery, and keep very occupied by making their own cheese and olive oil.