Light, fresh, creamy and buttery Italian Olive Oil.
David Harrison and Peri Eagleton produce and bottle Seggiano extra virgin olive oil on their farm in Tuscany.
The medieval hilltop village of Seggiano, surrounded by ancient olive groves dating back to the 10th century, lies at an altitude of 500m on the slopes of Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano in southern Tuscany. The local olive variety is an original wild cultivar, exclusive to the Seggiano area and simply known as the olivastra seggianese.
These unique olivastra seggianese trees are unusual for their majestic size, their hardiness at high altitude and particularly for the creamy delicacy of the extra virgin olive oil which can be extracted from their fruit.
Tuscan extra virgin olive oils which have been produced with real care from healthy olives score excellent results under laboratory analysis; they are shown to have higher than average monounsaturate versus polyunsaturate fat content and an optimum factors present which inhibit oxidisation and rancidity. Analysis of Seggiano extra virgin oil places it among the top premium extra virgin oils.
It does differ though, from typical Tuscan extra virgin olive oils, which tend to have a robust sensation of bitterness and a strong peppery finish; Seggiano Olivastra olive oil is a softer, more delicate oil, with just a hint of pepperiness and a uniquely rich, creamy taste which doesn't diminish over time.
A culture of traditional smallholder farming still prevails on Mt Amiata. The farmers fertilise with cow manure and the olive fruit is hand picked, using tall ladders and nets spread on the ground, just as the olives start to change from green to purplish-black, in mid to late October. The severe winters at 500m naturally inhibit any infestation by the olive fly, so the olives are healthy and the oil, which is cold extracted and unfiltered, is made without the use of any pesticides.
Size: 500ml Allergy Information:
No Gluten, No Wheat, No Dairy, No Meat, No Nuts, No Celery, No Onion, No Fish/Crustacean, No Egg, No Soy, No Mustard, No Sesame, No Sulphur Dioxide, No Yeast included in the listed ingredients.
Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for vegans.
Produced by Seggiano.
Made in Italy.