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Extra-virgin olive oil
Monovarietal

The variety identifies the genotype of the olive tree.
It is the variety, together with the soil and the extraction process, that gives each extra virgin olive oil (e.v.o.) its unique colour, smell and flavour.
A monovarietal e.v.o. oil is an e.v.o. oil made by pressing olives that belong to a single variety.

In Italy there are almost 1300 different varieties, of which 120 in Tuscany alone (almost 10% of the total, confirming the historical vocation of the region for olive growing).
This is a unique genetic heritage, unparalleled by any other oil-producing nation (Spain has 272 different varieties, Greece 52, etc.), which makes Italy the e.v.o. oil-producing country par excellence and Tuscany the leading region among them.

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Frantoio
Monovarietal e.v.o. oil

The Frantoio variety originates in Tuscany and has spread eversince to most olive-growing areas around the world for its quality and yield.
Unfortunately it has little resistance to harsh weather. Most of our olive trees of the Frantoio variety died during the freezing 1985 winter and were subsequently replanted.
The olives ripen late. Fructification generally has low alternation over the years.

OIL
Colour: Green with golden shades
Bouquet: Scent of fresh grass and artichoke
Taste: Medium fruity, bitter and spicy balanced
Food pairing: Grilled red meat

OLIVE GROVE
Variety: Frantoio 100%
Harvesting period at Il Passo degli Ulivi: October
Production area: Civitella-Paganico (GR), località Dogana
Coordinates: 42.9808, 11.3140
Altitude: 175 m
Number of olive trees: ~70
Age of olive grove: 35 years, regrown from the century-old cut stump
Average production: ~300 litres/year



Leccino
Monovarietal e.v.o. oil

The Leccino variety is widespread throughout Italy and is also appreciated as an ornamental plant for its broad and elegant look.
Leccino is a rather hardy variety, resistant to various diseases.
The olives ripen early. Fructification is generally constant over the years.

OIL
Colour: Bright green
Bouquet: Scent of almond and artichoke
Taste: Bitter and spicy persistent
Foood pairing: Pureed soups, soups

OLIVE GROVE
Variety: Leccino 100%
Harvesting period at Il Passo degli Ulivi: From end September to mid October
Production area: Civitella-Paganico (GR), località Dogana
Coordinates: 42.9808, 11.3140
Altitude: 175 m
Number of trees: ~30
Age of olive grove: ~100 years
Average production: ~130 litres/year



Olivastra Seggianese
Monovarietal e.v.o. oil

The Olivastra Seggianese variety is very rare and is only found in its area of origin: Mount Amiata (GR).
The trees of this cultivar grow to a considerable size and in fact the centuries-old olive trees on the farm Il Passo degli Ulivi are almost 10 metres tall. Being native to a mountain, it is a hardy plant with excellent resistance to cold. The olives are small but rich in oil. Ripening of the olives and fruiting are extremely variable over the years.

OIL
Colour: Intense golden yellow, clear
Bouquet: Chicory and artichoke, with balsamic notes
Taste: Lightly fruity, delicate
Food pairing: Raw fish and cold dishes

OLIVE GROVE
Variety: Olivastra Seggianese 100%
Harvesting period at Il Passo degli Ulivi: October
Production area: Montenero d'Orcia (GR), località Casalone
Coordinates: 42.9420, 11.5175
Altitude: 265 m
Number of trees: ~40 centuries-old trees of considerable size
Age of olive grove: ~350 years
Average production: ~450 litres/year



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