Crush Date: Oct 2016
Producer: Marchesi de' Frescobaldi
In Florence, the Marchesi de' Frescobaldi family name is synonymous with quality and tradition. The dynasty has been making wine and olive oil since the Renaissance, and in 1986, Bona Frescobaldi was responsible for conceiving of and creating the Laudemio Consortium of olive oil makers.
2016 Tasting Notes: A robust, sophisticated blend of the classic Tuscan olives from the Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi estates—primarily of the Frantoio variety. Experience the pungency of bay leaf and the bitter astringency of artichoke; each taste delights with a firecracker sparkle that warms the mouth and follows with a long, lingering finish.
Suggestions for Use: Drizzle on fettunta (toasted bread rubbed with garlic), over warm beans and chickpeas, broccoli and romesco, or any bitter green salad. (Leave out the vinegar to let the flavors of the oil and vegetables shine.) Pour generously over grilled meats such as a bistecca alla Fiorentina (grilled sliced t-bone steak).
Varieties: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino
Bouquet: fruity, redolent of fresh olives
Palate: Full fruited, lush, savory, clean, spicy and pungeunt, throat catching