Tenuta di Valgiano, Olive Oil - 500 mlRegular price $48.00 Save $-48.00
Olive Variety: 80% Frantoio blended with some almost extinct varieties
Tenuta di Valgiano, established in 1992, is by no means a new estate or producer, however they are brand-new to Ohio as of summer 2023! The Cru visited this property at the start of harvest and were immediately charmed by winemaker Laura di Collobiano and partner Moreno Petrini. Their property, which boasts olive groves, bee hives, chickens, a 11th century villa and chapel, as well as 40 acres of vineyards, is located in Lucca, the coastal part of Tuscany. While the duo does grows the Tuscan classic grape of Sangiovese, they also grow international varieties such as Merlot and Syrah, citing the grapes presence as an addition brought to the area during the Napoleonic wars.
“Practical biodynamic” farming is by and large at the forefront of their terroir driven products. The vineyards are sprinkled with indigenous herb and vegetable seeds at the start of each planting season to ensure a healthy ecosystem and soil structure. In addition to wine, Valgiano makes delicious wild honey and olive oil which we were lucky enough to get our hands on! Their olive oil has received much acclaim in recent years and has won numerous awards including the prestigious including the prestigious Ercole Olivario.
The farm of Tenuta di Valgiano has 3000 olive trees. They make extra virgin olive oil that is perfect on its own with bread, but is also wonderful mixed with their wild honeys for the perfect Arabian style breakfast.