Tuscany

Map of Tuscany

Toscana,or Tuscany in English, is considered the classic olive oil region of Italy by many.  The oils of Lucca and the Chianti regions of Toscana are best known.

The oils produced in the area around Lucca, near the coast, tend to be yellow, light and fluid. In the Chianti region, near Siena in the heart of Toscana, the oils tend to be more green, and spicy with hints of artichoke and pepper.  Further south in the area around Montalcino, the oils tend to be deeper colors, more rustic, and more intense flavors.

Long time favorite in a big bottle! Badia a Coltibuono's famous Tuscan olive oil, produced since 1058. Enjoy the full fruity flavor and distinctive peppery aftertaste of this classic Tuscan selection.

Long time favorite! Badia a Coltibuono's famous Tuscan olive oil, produced since 1058. Enjoy the full fruity flavor and distinctive peppery aftertaste of this classic Tuscan selection.

Monti, from near Pisa, is a splendid blend of Razzo, Moriaolo, Leccino and Pendolino olives. Recommended by Tom Mueller, author of Extravirginity on his Great Olive Oils of the World page. Flos Olei 2014. Was $38.95. Now on sale. Best by May 2015.

Guadagnolo Dulcis is lively and fruity, of medium intensity. Slightly riper fruit bring forth a selection with notes of almond and dried fruit. In perfect balance, bitterness and pungency combine.

Outstanding Tuscan Selection! 2014 Awards: Los Angeles, Merum, Montiferru, Biol ExtraGold, Gambero Rosso, Slow Food, and more!

A long-requested selection from the famous estate in the Bolgheri area of Tuscany. This is a collection of monocultivars, Frantoio, Moraiolo, Pendolino and "1979" in 250 ml bottles.

A long-requested selection from the famous estate in the Bolgheri area of Tuscany. Past gold medal winner at the Los Angeles awards. Best appreciated by those who like strong favors. Was $32.95. Now on sale. Best by 31 May 2015.

A long-requested selection from the famous estate in the Bolgheri area of Tuscany. This is the Moraiolo monocultivar. It was awarded a Bronze Medal, Los Angeles 2013.