"The green gold"

Extra virgin olive oil Chianti Classico DOP

The extra virgin olive oil, also called, "green gold " is another important product of the Chianti. Starting from the year 2000 the extra virgin olive oil will have the possibility to receive the Denomination of Origin (DOP), given by the EU, which will be a great guaranty of quality for the consumer.

The olive tree, which is typical Mediterranean, finds on the hills of the Chianti an ideal habitat and gives a low quantity of oil of a very good quality.

In this area an olive tree yields on average 15 kg of olives, which are about a litre and half oil per plant. That's a very low yield, compared to those in Spain, Greece, south Italy and even on the coast of Tuscany, where an olive tree can yield until 100 kg of olives.

The quality of the oil depends on many factors, which are:

1)The morphological characteristics of the soil and the exposure of the fields.

2)The different varieties of olive trees (frantoiano, moraiolo, leccino, pendolino ).

3)The pruning of the plants, at least once every two years, in order to let them always fruit on young wood

4)The hand-picking, which allows to pick the olives at the right ripening time, which varies from variety to variety. That's very expensive but necessary, in order to have a high quality oil. The olives are usually harvested between the end of October and the beginning of December..

5)The storing of olives in baskets where air can circulate, in order to prevent them from going mouldy.

6)The careful washing of the olives and defoliation, in order to have a slightly bitter oil.

7)The pressing, which must happen within 24-36 hours from harvesting.

8)The use of water with a temperature of max 25 C during the phases of the pressing, in order to maintain all the flavours which would be spoilt by using water with higher temperatures, which, on the other hand, would permit to obtain more oil, but of an inferior quality.

9)The storing of the oil, which has to stay in a dark and cool location, with a temperature between 10 and 20 C.

10)The filtering, if necessary, made with cotton wool, in order to preserve all the healthy substances of the oil.

All these characteristics make it possible to obtain an oil whit a very low acidity level (around 0,2% ). Remember that 95% of the extra-virgin olive oils in the world have an acidity level which ranges from 0.5% to 0.99%!

Acidity develops in oils obtained from olives collected from the ground when they have already fallen or olives which have been stored for too much time, maybe in nylon or plastic bags. Other causes of a high acidity level can be the malfunctioning or the inaccurate cleaning of the pressing machines. Sometimes it can be caused by parasite of the olives.

No wonder if you recognise the smell of artichoke or cut grass in our oil. These are characteristics you will find in few other oils! Oils with fruity flavours have a piquant taste, which is a sign of very low acidity and high quality.

OUR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS

Il Palagio is one of the few farms to produce different kinds of oil, made selecting the different olive varieties.

Selection of morajole olives

size
Harvest 2014
Harvest 2015
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Moraiole - 0,100 lt
€uro 5,00
€uro 5,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Moraiole - 0,250 lt
€uro 9,50
€uro 9,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Moraiole - 0,500 lt
€uro 14,50
€uro 13,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Moraiole - 0,750 lt
€uro 18,50
€uro 17,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Moraiole - 1,000 lt
€uro 21,00
€uro 20,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Moraiole - 3,000 lt
€uro 51,00
€uro 55,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Moraiole - 5,000 lt
€uro 87,00
€uro 95,00

 

Moraiole oil it's good for spaghetti, read meat and soup

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Selection of leccine olives

size
Harvest 2014
Harvest 2013
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Leccine - 0,250 lt
not availaible
€uro 10,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Leccine - 0,500 lt
not availaible
€uro 16,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Leccine - 0,750 lt
not availaible
not availaible
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Leccine - 1,000 lt
not availaible
not availaible

 


Leccine oil it's good for fish and white meat

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Selection of frantojane olives

size
Harvest 2014
Harvest 2015
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Frantoiane - 0,100 lt
not availaible
not availaible
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Frantoiane - 0,250 lt
€uro 10,00
€uro 10,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Frantoiane - 0,500 lt
€uro 15,50
€uro 15,50
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Frantoiane - 0,750 lt
€uro 19,50
€uro 19,50
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Frantoiane - 1,000 lt
€uro 22,50
€uro 22,50
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Frantoiane - 3,000 lt
€uro 60,00
€uro 62,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Frantoiane - 5,000 lt
€uro 99,00
€uro 100,00

 

Frantoiane Oil it's good for salads

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size
Harvest 2014
Harvest 2015
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Madonna dell'Impruneta - 0,250 lt
not availaible
€uro 9,50
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Madonna dell'Impruneta - 0,500 lt
not availaible
€uro 14,00
Olio DOP Chianti Classico - Selezione di olive Madonna dell'Impruneta - 0,750 lt
not availaible
€uro 17.50

This Oil it's good for lobster and seafood

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We produce also extra virgin olive oil which has not the seal D.O.P.

This olive oil it is obtained with 5 different sorts (frantoiane, leccine, moraiole, rosselle, madonna dell'impruneta). These olives are picked by hands im the last part of the olive harvest.

This oil has a soft fruity taste and se we suggest for cooking and for dressing.

 

SIZE
Harvest 2014
Harvest 2015
Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Il Palagio - 0,100 lt
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Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Il Palagio - 0,250 lt
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Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Il Palagio - 0,500 lt
€uro 7,00
€uro 8,00
Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Il Palagio - 0,750 lt
€uro 10,00
€uro 13,00
Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Il Palagio - 1,000 lt
€uro 12,00
€uro 15,00
Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Il Palagio - 3,000 lt
€uro 36,00
€uro 45,00
Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Il Palagio - 5,000 lt
€uro 55,00
€uro 65,00

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The last olive oil we produce it is the "Mercatalino"

This olive oil is obtained with olives picked with machine on december; in that time the olives are very ripe, and the oil is very delicate, not spicy.

It is a very good oil for cooking and for those who like an extra virgin olive oil very smooth.

 

Size
Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Mercatalino - 1,000 lt
€uro 9,00
Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Mercatalino - 3,000 lt
€uro 25,00
Olio Extra Vergine d'oliva Mercatalino - 5,000 lt
€uro 40,00

 

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50024 Mercatale Val di Pesa - Firenze - Italy

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