Our organic extra virgin olive oil

Our organic extra virgin olive oil

We produce a wonderful extra virgin olive oil, a bit bitter and a bit spicy. It is rich in healthy polyphenols, unsaturated fats and vitamin E.

Podere Tartuchino is located in an area where oil production is a tradition. In our home town, Semproniano, there is a onethousand year-old tree specimen, the Fibbianello Olivone, which, along with other ancient trees around it, bears witness to this tradition. When we arrived at Tartuchino in 1990, we found a beautiful olive grove with about 90 trees perched ontop of a panoramic hill. From this piece of land overlooking the Maremma, we began cultivating our love for olive oil. We have recovered 25 olive trees that, over the years, had been covered up by overgrown vegetation, and we have planted 25 “children” of the Olivone of Fibbianello. A few years back some vandals unexplicably tried to destroy the Olivone, but the tree has recovered and sprouted new branches. To preserve the genome of this magnificent specimen, the Leopoldo Institute of Lorena Grosseto has entrusted some of its cuttings to local farmers. Since we arrived, we have planted 270 more olive trees of the variety Leccio del Corno, 140 of Moraiolo, 360 of Leccino and 60 of Pendolino, which is a pollinator. We are patiently waiting for them to start producing! The year 2015 was a fantastic year for extra virgin olive oil, and in 2016 we obtained the European organic certification, so it seemed the best time to start selling. We take our beautiful olives to be cold pressed on the same day that they are collected, and yearly quality test results have rewarded our hard work.