Fattoria di Basciano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Grown from Fattoria di Basciano’s own olive orchard covering 20 hectares on their property.
- It is a product of high quality and long-lasting characteristics and gives its best after a few months when its youthful exuberance turns into grace and softness.
Varietal Composition: 80% Frantoio 15% Moraiolo 3% Pendolino 2% Leccino
Elaboration: The olives are hand-picked at the end of October thru the beginning of November and then processed by cold continuous extraction.
Tasting Notes: Yellow-gold color, with clear green reflections. Intense and very fruity perfume (as just-picked olives). At the taste intense and very well structured, it is slightly aggressive in its youth, but gains grace and softness after a few months.
Since the beginning of the 20th century the Masi family has owned the Fattoria di Basciano estate. The Masi family have been making wine here for three generations. They are located right in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area, on thee top of a hill overlooking the Argomenna Valley on one side, and the right bank of the Sieve river on the other. The vineyards are at an elevation of almost 1000′ above sea level, lying on a very stony soil, locally known as “Galestro”. The micro-climate is ideal for the ripening of grapes and olives. It is dry, with light breezes, marked by scarcity of rain and a remarkable range of night and day temperature in summertime. The 75 Ha property is divided by vineyards (35 Ha), olive orchards (20 Ha), and forest land (20 Ha).