Produced from 100% Frantoio variety olives hand-picked in October in the hills of Montenero d’Orcia, Tuscany. Gambero Rosso, in the 2020 Italian Oils Guide, has reserved a place of honor for Frantoio Franci, giving it three important awards. Villa Magra Grand Cru receives the Special Award for Best Monocultivar 2020 and the 'Three Leaves', an excellence score for the oils. Franci is also the first Tuscan producer to receive the 'Stella', a special prize, the pride of a few, which celebrates the 'best of the best' of Italian olive growing.
Tasting: This oil is deep green in color with a fresh, intensely grassy aroma, predominant of artichoke, cardoon and green almond, enhanced by floral and cherry hints which create an extremely complex bouquet. Its flavor is round and strong with decisive spicy and bitter undertones.
Serving Suggestions: Use to contrast the sweet flavor of potatoes, beans, chickpeas and vegetables in general; on red meat or strong-flavored fish; with fresh cheese, such as ravaggiolo and mozzarella; and is excellent on spinach and ricotta tortelli, or with plain rice and pasta with thin slivers of parmesan.