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18,90 €

Le Corti DOP
2016

Olio extravergine di oliva DOP Chianti Classico Biologico

Villa Le Corti grows over 13,000 olive trees on about 70 hectares of land, prevalently the exceptional Frantoio cultivar along with Moraiolo and Leccino. The olives are completely cultivated and harvested by hand in the farm’s modern-equipped olive mill to guarantee maximum quality. After the manual harvest, pressing is carried out within six hours at a cold temperature that never exceeds 27°C.

The extra virgin olive oil has an intensely fruity aroma and a full, lightly piquant flavor with notes of almond and cardoon. It is a one-of-a-kind olive oil. Produced beginning on October 16, the oil is conserved in ancient terracotta vessels called orci in one of the oldest and largest orciaie, or traditional olive oil storage areas, in Chianti Classico territory.

Villa Le Corti produces two types of olive oils: an Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a DOP “Chianti Classico,” a certified organic extra virgin olive oil.

Tasting and pairing notes: 
Lively emerald with golden notes, very intense nose of artichoke with balsamic notes of mint and eucalyptus, almond and hazelnut, tomato leaf. In the mouth it has a toasted flavor, it’s soft and warm with light citrus notes and a strong spicyness and shrill pepper, ending of artichoke and pine nut. Beautiful classic oil for vegetables, legume soups, grilled red meats and tartare.

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Estate: 
Villa le Corti
Date of harvest: 
Ott - Nov 2016
Extraction technique: 
The olives are processed in our Estate owned oil mill within 6 hours of harvest. The oil mill is set-up as follows: Washing: in spring water with the leaves being suctioned prior to pressing. Pressing: in a slow rotation hammer mill. Kneading: takes place for about 10 minutes at 26° C. The method of transferring the olive paste at each phase takes place by using mono pumps and the kneading vats are sealed to avoid oxidation. Extraction: with a two-way decanter whose nominal capacity is 12 quintals per hour. Separation: carried out using a self-cleaning centrifugal separator
Awards: 
2013: Der Feinschmecker - one of the best 200 olive oil.
Picking technique: 
Manual in 15 Kg cases
Number of bottles produced: 
3000