Our production of extra virgin olive oil comes from a complex of about 2500-2600 trees of all ages, both gathered in olive groves, and included in non-specialized vineyards.
The altitude of the olive groves ranges from 350 to 410 meters (382-448 yards) above sea level, in an area that, in winter, knows very low temperatures.
The varieties of olive trees all all the types of traditional Tuscan: frantoio, leccino and moraiolo.
After the big freeze that swept through Tuscany in 1985 a large part of our most ancient trees was blown away, and today many of our plants have less than 25 years. So we are still experiencing a steady increase, if it may be something constan when we talk about olive production, of the quantity of olives potentially produced by our farm.
We are also slowly recovering in-farm olive oil production, with modern mobile equipments.
The result is that the olives are harvested and immediately delivered to the mill in the farm, with a short trip, in perforated plastic crates.
Then we take care personally of the process of making oil, obtained with the use of water at low temperature and a slow pressure.
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