Campo Corto Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva Toscano I.g.p.
Badia a Coltibuono Campo Corto Organic Extra Virgin Oil – Toscano Protected Geographical Indication
This particular new selection is the outcome of many years of research into the varieties of olive which have been traditionally grown in the Chianti region for the production of extra virgin oil. The olive trees are encircled and protected by the ancient Coltibuono woodlands in a completely uncontaminated environment.
Badia a Coltibuono cultivates about 18 hectars of olive trees (a total of 7200 plants). The groves are located between 450 and 500 meters asl below the badia overlooking the Arno Valley. The Campocorto is produced mainly from Frantoio olives. The cultivation has been 100% Organic, and certified since 1994. The olives are brought to the olive mill the same day of the harvest. Pressing and extraction are very careful, with temperatures that are kept below 28° C, with continuos extraction process.
Campo Corto is made with Frantoio, Maurino and Leccio Minerva, so it’s more spicy and greener in color.
Annual production in bottles: 3.000
Serving Suggestions: Hearty Tuscan soups—ribollita, garbanzo beans with pasta, and “fett’unta”. Recommended for raw foods that require an especially aromatic olive oil.
The 2018 growing season was an excellent one for our olive groves. Even though we had some frost damage in February that affected the Frantoio variety the yields were quite abundant on the plants that were not touched. The quality was outstanding, the oils are well-balanced and elegant but quite assertive.
The olives are brought to be milled twice a day to ensure maximum freshness to our Organic Extra-Virgin Olive oil.
Period of harvest: 17th October – 28th November 2018
A golden, yellow color with glimmers of green. The oil has an intense herbal nose with whiffs of artichokes and aromatic herbs. The robust flavor, both vibrant and intense, has spicy notes in the finish.