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A selection of three of the best olive oils from the Frantoio Franci, from light to intense fruity flavor: Olivastra Seggianese, Trebbiane, Villa Magra. This is an exclusive set for extra virgin olive oil connoisseurs that enjoy savoring and highlighting the differences between each olive oil. The producer, Frantoio Franci, has been worldwide awarded for 10 consecutive years for its excellence and quality.

Common details for all three olive oils:

- Harvest system: hand-picked

- Above sea level: 1300 2300 Feet (400-700 Meters)

- Harvest time: from October 15th to November 30th.

- Extraction system: Frantoio Franci, modern continuous system.

Olivastra Seggianese:

Fruity Flavor: Light

Region: Montenero dOrcia, Tuscany.

Variety of olives: 100% Olivastra.

Appearance: clear and filtered.

Color: golden yellow.

Fragrance: clear scent of olives, fresh and delicate, typical of Olivastra, strong hints of vegetable with clear hints of artichoke and slight hints of banana.

Taste: delicate, well-rounded, with well-balanced fruity and herbaceous flavours, very light and elegant. Initially with sweet sensation on the palate which develops into a medium peppery intensity. Beautifully harmonious and elegant complexity with a spicy and fresh finish.

Use: fresh on fish, on strong-flavored salads, grilled chicory, excellent as raw artichoke dip, for home-made mayonnaise, oil-preserved vegetables and baking

Le Trebbiane

Fruity Flavor: Medium

Variety of olives: Frantoio 40%, Moraiolo 10%, Leccino 40%, Olivastra 10%.

Color: green, with hints of gold.

Appearance: clear and filtered.

Fragrance: fresh and clean fruity aroma, rich in grassy scents with predominance of artichoke, elegant notes of fruit and spices.

Taste: ample and harmonious, with herbaceous hints of artichoke, blossoms and fruit, extremely complex. Medium intensity of harmonious bitter and peppery features, a rich finish with a long spicy persistence.

Use: fresh in soups, on vegetables, legumes, bruschetta, pinzimonio, green salads, medium-flavoured fish, roast meats, etc.

Villa Magra dei Franci

Fruity Flavor: Intense

Variety of olives: 50% Frantoio Correggiolo, 35% Moraiolo, 15% Leccino.

Appearance: clear and filtered.

Color: green with hints of gold

Fragrance: intense fruity aroma, opening to the nose with elegant and strong aroma of green olive, fresh and pungent grassy scent with hints of artichoke and cardoon, predominance of elegant notes of roasted coffee.

Taste: intensely fruity, fresh, grassy, pungent, complex. Decisively bitter and peppery, harmonious, elegant and well structured, with a fresh rich finish of spicy grass.

Use: fresh in soups, on boiled or raw vegetables, bruschetta, pinzimonio, red meats, tomato salads, boiled potatoes or onions, with plain rice or pasta and well-aged cheeses.


Tuscan Board of Trade Selection of the Best Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oils :

Harvest 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Montiferru National Competition:

2nd Prize, Medium Fruit Flavour , 1997.

Special Award Su Ziru, 1998.

FestambienteNational Competition:

2nd Prize, Intense Fruit Flavour , 1996, 2004, 2005, 2010.

1st Prize, Intense Fruit Flavour , 1997, 2009. 

Olivo della Strega Competition:

2nd Prize, Intense Fruit Flavour , 1998.

1st Prize, Intense Fruit Flavour , 2001, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Golden Olive Competition:

1st Prize, Medium Fruit Flavour , 2000.

1st Prize, Medium Fruit Flavour , 2001.

Ercole Olivario National Award:

Finalist 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006.

2nd Prize, Extra virgin Intense Fruit Flavour , 2000.

1st Prize, Extra virgin Intense Fruit Flavour , 2003.

2nd Prize, Extra virgin Medium Fruit Flavour, 2006.

International Leone dOro Competition:

Gran Menzione Award: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

1st Prize: Medium Fruit Flavour, 2001.

International Competition Oil China:

1st Prize, Gold Medal 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Merum Magazine Best italian Olive Oil Selection:

Merum Oil Selection, 2006,

Merum Oil Selection, 2007,

Merum Oil Selection, 2008,

Merum Oil Selection, 2009,

Merum Oil Selection, 2010,

Merum Oil Selection, 2011,

Selection of the Worlds Best Oils Der Feinschmecker:

1st Prize, 2006. Top 10 Olive Oil Award Nomination.

2nd Prize 2007 Top Selection - Olive Oil Award Nomination 2008, 4th Prize

Guide to the World Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils -Flos Olei edited by Marco Oreggia:

Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the Year Award, 2002

"Best Producer of the Year" Award, 2003, 2008, 2010

"Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blended Intese Fruity" Award 2011

International Competition Sol dOro:

1st Prize, Intense Fruit Flavour, 2009

Gran Menzione Award: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Franci Connoisseur Selection - Gift Set 3x 8.45oz

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