Chianti Classico Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(Mannucci-Droandi) - 17 oz
Mannucci-Droandi produce Chianti Classico Extra Virgin Olive Oil without use of pesticides or herbicides in the farm Ceppeto near Gaiole in Chianti, Province of Siena. This product governmentally certified as both D.O.P. (of guaranteed Origin) and Organic, making it a rare gem among olive oils, further evidenced by a free oleic acidity level hovering around .16% (1/5 the allowable freshness level for extra virgin oils).
The morailo, frantoio and leccino olives are harvested early, entirely by hand and cold pressed within hours of harvest to ensure vibrancy, freshness and longevity. To the eye it is an intense golden-green, full and elegant, and its aromas are rich in notes of artichoke and rosemary. The flavor is complex yet balanced, beginning with freshly-picked field herbs and finishing with sweet almonds and pepper. Mannucci Droandi is a flavor force unto itself, excellent on everything from bruschette to antipasti to main dishes, and it is consistently rated among the finest oils in Italy. Try it on fresh pasta or seafood, or for grilling red meats.
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