Madonna dell’Oliva is extra-virgin artisanal olive oil from the five-hundred-year-old Villa Lucia, a private, organic property in Montevettolini, Italy.
Nestled in the rolling hills just north of Florence, in an area known as the nursery of Europe, popular for its artisans and hand crafted traditional foods, Villa Lucia’s olive trees are natured in the lavish golden warmth of the Tuscan sun. Proprietor Lucia personally oversees the acres of Frantoio, Leccio and Pentolino olive trees, managing the yearly growth, harvest and blending of the olives, which result in this world-class olive oil.
The olives are harvested by hand, at the perfect moment of ripeness, and swiftly brought to a processing facility merely minutes away.
They are then put into stainless steel containers to maintain taste, aroma and a higher percentage of phenolic antioxidents by decreasing oxidation.
The percentage of free acidity is an excellent measure of care taken in processing olive oil. The International Olive Oil Counsel’s labeling standard for extra virgin oil is .8% free acidity or less. Villa Lucia olive oil has consistently tested at .1% acidity, excellent by any standard. Olive oil with extremely low acidity will contain the highest levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory concentrations and will in general be nutritionally superior to oil with a high free acidity percentage.
Madonna dell’Oliva is condiment oil, meant to enhance your foods after cooking. By using it raw, you preserve our oil’s exceptional flavor and nutritional qualities. Try it drizzled over pasta, salad, cooked greens, or brushed on crostini. Explore the many ways to enjoy our unique olive oil.
PRICE OF OIL: 30 EUROS A LITRE + SHIPPING
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