Olive trees and extra virgin olive oil have always been part of the Tuscan history and tradition.
We have to thank all the people that in the past years worked hard this land and all the farmers that today continue to care for these trees that represent our greatest treasure.
The Consortium Tuscan extra virgin olive oil PGI is born in 1997 with the mission to guarantee the authenticity of the oil produced exclusively in this unique area that is Tuscany.
To obtain this designation all stages of production, from harvest to the oil extraction, to bottling, are mandatory to take place within in Tuscany; chemical and organoleptic qualities are also checked (by commissions recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture) to find its compliance with the disciplinary measures.
Each bottle is well recognizable by the lablel around the neck of the bottle with an impressed number: this code guarantees a clear tracability of the product.
The olive varieties used to make a Tuscan Extra virgin Olive Oil PGI are moraiolo, frantoio, pendolino and leccino, however other native varieties are permitted.
This kind of extra virgin oilve oil has a strong connection with the territory that makes it very versatile with also many different flavours such as odours of artichoke, ripe fruit, bitter and spicy taste.
QUALITY has always been a winning card for Tuscan wine and food.
Regional identity, organic food and environmental protection are our basic values for agricultural products. Each product represents a vast cultural heritage of skills and traditions that we must protect. For this reason the European Community established a very strict regulation valid for all the member States of the European Union.
PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
This designation and symbol indicate a product produced and prepared (in any of its stages) in a specific geographic area. The particular characteristics and quality of the products is exclusively due to the region of production together with the human skills.
IGP PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION
This designation and symbol indicate a product produced and/or prepared (in any of its stages) in a specific geographic area. The particular characteristics and quality of the products is due to the region of production together with the human skills.
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