Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Organic - Cold pressed
T he hills between the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana are ideal for the cultivation of the olive tree and the production of excellent extra virgin olive oil. Avignonesi owns 2270 olive trees from which we obtain our certified organic extra virgin olive oil, all processed in our own olive mill.
Yellow in colour with lively greenish hues, our 2020 extra virgin olive oil reveals delicate aromas of fresh, green grass and artichokes. Silky and velvety on the palate it expresses almond notes and a slightly spicy finish.
Leccino, Frantoio, Moraiolo, Maurino, Pendolino
From October 15th to November 2nd 2020. We pick our olives in the sunny hours of the day, manually and with the use of facilitators. The olives are then transported directly to our own olive mill at La Selva Estate where they are washed and processed the same day.
The crushing system runs on a disc system, which reduces the trauma to which the olives are subjected and preserves the aromatic components.
The olive paste is gently stirred in the kneading machine where it is cold processed (all the processes are cold) for a short period which varies according to the degree of maturity of the olives.
A two-phase decanter separates the pomace and the vegetation water from the oil. The oil is then subjected to centrifugation to eliminate the last residues of vegetation water.
The new olive oil is quickly filtered to ensure better preservation.