Villa Magra is a beautiful intense limpid golden yellow color with warm green hues. Its aroma is definite and strong, endowed with distinct vegetal hints of artichoke, wild chicory and sweet almond. Its taste is rotund and elegant with a rich flavor of freshly mown grass and aromatic notes of mint, rosemary and black pepper. Bitterness is powerful and pungency balanced. It would be ideal for octopus starters, beef carpaccio, grilled radicchio, bean soup, pasta with fish, grilled swordfish, grilled game meet and aged cheese.
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-matured cheeses
Producer: Villa Magra dei Franci
Production zone: The hill of Montenero dOrcia
Above sea level: 350-450m
Variety of olives: 50% Frantoio Correggiolo, 35% Moraiolo, 15% Leccino
Harvest system: Hand-picked
Harvest time: From 15th to 31st October 2011
Extraction system: Frantoio Franci, modern continuous system
Appearance: Clear and filtered
Density: Medium fluidity
Color: Green with hints of gold
Tuscan Board of Trade Selection of the Best Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oils :
1st Prize, Intense Fruit Flavour , 2009.
Ercole Olivario National Award:
2nd Prize, Extra virgin Medium Fruit Flavour, 2006.
International Leone dOro Competition:
1st Prize: Medium Fruit Flavour,
International Competition Oil China:
1st Prize, Gold Medal 2007, 2008, 2009.
Merum Magazine Best Olive Oil Selection:
Merum-Degubox Oil Selection, 2009
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 LExtravergine-Flos Olei edited by Marco Oreggia:
Prize Best Producer of the Year, 2010
International Competition Sol dOro:
1st Prize, Intense Fruit Flavour, 2009