The pressing of the olives is one of the most magical moments, when the oil mill fills with fragrances and the expectations of a year's production are condensed.
Area of production
Castello di Meleto's Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the result of a lot of work that begins on the plant, with organic cultivation, and continues with the harvest, exclusively by hand.
Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2020 perfectly expresses the characteristics of the land: deep green in colour and clear, it has a pleasant almond aftertaste.
Here in Chianti, at and altitude between 360 and 530 meters, the olives grow according to nature. We cultivate our trees using the polyconic vase growing system. The main cultivars are typical Tuscan: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Pendolino, handpicked in early November.
: land surrounding the Castle Orchard.Altitude
: Between 360 m and 530 above the sea levelHa of olive groves
: 10 hectares.N° of Plants
: Approximately 1,600.Varieties
: Frantoio , Moraiolo , Leccino and Pendolino.Average Production
: 15/20 quintals of oil.Yield per plant
: 12 kg of olivesAverage yield in oil
: 12-15 %Acidity
: 0.17%Pesticide Treatments
: harrowing for the burial of fertilizer and weed managementTraining System
: jar polyconicHarvest time
: early NovemberHarvest
: traditional hand-harvestedType of pressing
: the olives are pressed the same day they are collected. In making crusher crushing plant in modern continuous cycle.TASTING NOTESColour
: Deep clear greenAroma
: typical of cultivars with an almond aftertasteTaste
: medium fruity, perfectly sour and spicyServing
suggestions: excellent for bruschetta and a condiment on meat, fish , salads.