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Full of health benefits, our extra virgin olive oil from Maremma Tuscany.
We bring you our 2023 harvest IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil Toscana.
In the heart of Italy’s Maremma Tuscany, a golden elixir flows from the ancient olive groves of Tenuta Le Mandorlaie. This liquid gold, known as IGP (Indication of Geographic Protection) extra virgin olive oil, is more than just a culinary companion; it encapsulates the essence of a region, a commitment to excellence, and the age-old traditions of olive cultivation. Join us on a journey through the olive-scented landscapes of Maremma Tuscany as we explore the unique charms of IGP extra virgin olive oil from Tenuta Le Mandorlaie.
IGP extra virgin olive oil represents the pinnacle of olive oil quality, blending the virtues of pure craftsmanship and the uniqueness of terroir. The IGP designation serves as a geographical seal, ensuring that the olives used in the oil’s production originate from a specific region, renowned for its distinctive environmental conditions, soil composition, and traditional cultivation methods.
The term “extra virgin” is a mark of purity, indicating that the oil is mechanically extracted from olives without the use of heat or chemicals. This meticulous process preserves the oil’s natural flavors, aromas, and nutritional benefits. With an acidity level below 0.8%, IGP extra virgin olive oil maintains the highest standards, delivering a taste experience that is both refined and authentic.
Maremma Tuscany, with its undulating hills, sun-kissed vineyards, and ancient olive groves, offers a terroir that is a feast for the senses. Nestled between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the gentle slopes of the Tuscan hills, this region provides the ideal conditions for cultivating olive trees. The warm Mediterranean climate, well-drained soils, and the prevalence of indigenous olive varieties create a perfect storm for the production of exceptional extra virgin olive oil.
The olive trees of Maremma Tuscany have stood witness to centuries of history, and their fruits carry the essence of the region. Here, the tradition of olive cultivation is intertwined with the rhythms of nature, shaping the distinctive flavors and characteristics of the oil produced in this sun-drenched landscape.
At the heart of Maremma Tuscany lies Tenuta Le Mandorlaie, an estate that has become synonymous with organic farming excellence and the production of exceptional IGP extra virgin olive oil. This estate is not just a producer; it is a steward of the land, preserving the integrity of the environment through sustainable agricultural practices.
Tenuta Le Mandorlaie’s commitment to organic farming extends beyond a desire for purity; it is a philosophy that recognizes the interconnectedness of the land, the olive trees, and the final product. The estate embraces a holistic approach, avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and championing practices that nurture the health of both the soil and the olives.
The journey of IGP extra virgin olive oil from Tenuta Le Mandorlaie is a testament to the estate’s dedication to excellence and respect for tradition. Harvesting, a delicate dance between timing and expertise, ensures that only the finest olives are chosen for extraction. The olives, plucked at the peak of ripeness, carry the flavors of Maremma Tuscany in their essence.
The extraction process at Tenuta Le Mandorlaie is a celebration of both tradition and modernity. Cold pressing in an oxygen free environment, a method that refrains from using heat or chemicals, is employed to preserve the oil’s full flavor spectrum. This meticulous process ensures that the resulting IGP extra virgin olive oil is not just a product of the region but a liquid distillation of the Tuscan sun, the sea breeze, and the history embedded in the estate’s olive groves.
The IGP certification for Tenuta Le Mandorlaie’s extra virgin olive oil is more than just a label; it is a guarantee of authenticity and quality. The certification process involves rigorous testing, including chemical analysis and sensory evaluation. Trained panels ensure that the oil not only meets but exceeds the strict criteria set by regulatory bodies.
The IGP label becomes a promise to consumers that the olives used in the production of this extra virgin olive oil come exclusively from the Maremma Tuscany region. It is a recognition of the unique terroir, the craftsmanship of the estate, and the authenticity embedded in every bottle of Tenuta Le Mandorlaie’s IGP extra virgin olive oil.
In Maremma Tuscany, where the olive tree is a symbol of endurance and tradition, the IGP designation becomes a guardian of cultural heritage. The olive groves of Tenuta Le Mandorlaie, many of which are centuries old, stand as living monuments to the region’s agricultural history.
The IGP certification ensures the preservation of traditional farming practices, passed down through generations. It safeguards the expertise of olive farmers, the methods of cultivation, and the commitment to sustainability that defines the cultural identity of Maremma Tuscany.
The distinct taste profile of IGP extra virgin olive oil from Tenuta Le Mandorlaie reflects the nuances of Maremma Tuscany’s terroir. Tasting notes may include a robust, fruity richness, a harmonious bitterness, and a subtle peppery finish. These characteristics are a sensory journey through the sun-drenched landscapes, the cool sea breeze, and the soil that nourishes the olive trees.
In the kitchen, Tenuta Le Mandorlaie’s IGP extra virgin olive oil becomes a culinary companion, elevating dishes with its complexity. Whether used to dress salads, enhance the flavors of grilled vegetables, or as a finishing touch on bruschetta, the oil imparts a touch of Tuscany to every culinary creation.
IGP extra virgin olive oil from Tenuta Le Mandorlaie is not merely a condiment; it is a liquid expression of Maremma Tuscany’s terroir, traditions, and commitment to sustainable farming. Each drop encapsulates the essence of the region – the history, the craftsmanship, and the flavors that have evolved under the Tuscan sun.
As we savor the richness of this golden elixir, we embark on a journey through the olive-scented landscapes of Maremma Tuscany. In every bottle of IGP extra virgin olive oil from Tenuta Le Mandorlaie, we taste the history of the land, the dedication of the farmers, and the authenticity that defines this Tuscan gem. It is more than just an oil; it is a liquid ode to the beauty and bounty of Maremma Tuscany, inviting us to savor the nectar of the Tuscan sun.
|25 × 25 × 30 cm
Hand picked normally in early to late october
Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, and Pendolino
Indication of Geographic Protection, Indicazione Geografica Protetta (Indication of Geographic Protection) The IGP label shows that the quality or reputation of your food or condiment is linked to the place or region where it is produced, processed, or prepared.
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