2022 Harvest Organic Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil
ColleMasseri IGP extra virgin olive oil is made with Frantoio, Leccino, and Olivastra Seggianese cultivars. This organic olive oil is elegant and round, with the fabulous aroma of green almond, followed by grassy and herbaceous notes. A medium to robust olive oil.
How to use
This Tuscan blend is ideal for both cooking and finishing. Try gently heating jarred white beans or lentils in ColleMasseri IGP olive oil with whole cloves of garlic and a pinch of sea salt. Swirl into soups like a spring minestrone, or use to finish off green leafy salads filled with colorful vegetables and fresh cheeses.
For a simple starter, try Italian pinzimonio (raw vegetables dipped in olive oil and lemon juice). For the dressing, whisk together one part lemon juice and three parts olive oil, and season with salt, to taste. Serve with crudités like raw fennel, baby carrots, celery, endive and radishes.
About the producer
ColleMassari is a world renowned group of estates founded by sister and brother Maria Iris Bertarelli and Claudio Tipa. They are situated in Cinigiano in the foothills of Mount Amiata, a territory famous for its particularly favorable microclimate, ideal for growing olives and Sangiovese grapes.
Castello ColleMassari IGP—from the Maremma coast of southern Tuscany—is produced by the Bertarelli family in the Montecucco wine area using entirely organic farming methods. Their olive oil features 20% of the very rare and unique Olivastra-Seggianese olive varietal, which is only grown in the Alta (upper) Maremma region of Tuscany.
Fun fact: ColleMasseri's groves of Olivastra-Seggianese house 3 of the 10 oldest olive trees in Tuscany (over 930 years old!).
2022 Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition, Medium Category: Silver