FONTODI Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2020 Chianti, Tuscany, Italy HALF LITRE
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50% Corregiolo 50% Moraiolo - A richly coloured oil with delicately balanced components. Fine aromas of artichoke leaf and an elegant peppery flavour come together in a fragrant, lingering finish. In addition to the 67 hectares of vineyard on the Fontodi estate, there are a further 5,000 olive trees situated in a variety of different plots, predominantly on marl soils, at altitudes between 400-500 metres above sea level. The olives were picked by hand during the last week of October and carefully pressed on the same day in order to retain the maximum freshness and fragrance of the fruit. Though the Manetti family has owned Fontodi since 1969 and have always made wine and oil, their primary business was and is the production of Chianti’s finest terracotta at their factory in Ferrone. The same attention to detail that makes them the best producers of terracotta has been brought to bear on Fontodi and has transformed a crumbling farmhouse with a few hectares of vineyards and olive groves into one of Chianti Classico’s most impressive estates, now with 10,000 olive trees.