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Davide Borselli’s second favorite olive oil from Monte Amiata. This award winning oil is crafted from Frantoio, Leccino, Olivastra Seggianese, and Correggiolo olives. Was $19.75. Now on sale. Best by June 2015.
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La Poderina Toscana Oro Biologica 2013, DOP Seggiano

This is the oil from the Washington Post article, Beyond Extra Virgin (October 19, 2011).

Harvested in mid-to-late October, this is Davide Borselli’s olive oil from Monte Amiata in the province of Grosseto. La Poderina Toscana hosts art students each summer and their families have been raving about this extra virgin olive oil, a Seggianese monocultivar, organically produced, and extracted with the Sinolea method. Very low acidity. New Label!

What makes this estate even more interesting is that they’ve taken the “green movement” to heart. The farm is organic and the energy for the pressing comes from photovoltaic energy cells. The farm uses biomass heating as well for hot water and to heat the farm house. We can’t think of another producer who so eliminated or reduced outside energy sources. (We almost want to apologize for using an ocean-freighter to bring the oil to the U.S.)

The family began to acquire the farm in the 1980s and began planting the trees. In 1995 they added the mill and the cellar. Davide’s time at university was spent studying agronomy to take the production to the next level.

Davide tells us the family’s production uses the Sinolea method to extract oil, drop by drop, without using water. You can see more about this method here. The machine is composed by thousands of blades that go inside the olive paste and extract the oil without using hot water, centrifuge or pressing. The result is an oil full of polyphenols, antioxidants that preserve the human body. The intense aroma of the olive oil is very persistent and it tastes very strong and spicy.

Olivastra Seggianese is an ancient tree, and while they have planted new trees they also have trees 800-900 years old and we take care of them whole the year. Together, the combination of Olivastra Seggianese and Sinolea produce a powerful olive oil, intensely fruity and with a very balanced taste. The sweet components from Olivastra and spicy part from the use of Sinolea.

Awards and Recognition:
BIOL, Gold, 2014 Flos Olei 2014
Slow Food 2013
L’Orciolo d’Oro 2011, Gran Menzione
Bibenda 2009 (AIS sommelier), 5/5 drops
Extravergine 2010 (Flos Olei)
SlowFood, Best Tuscany Olive Oils 2009

Recognized by Association 3E, a highly regarded list of Super Premium Olive Oils.

Best by June 2015. Was $34.95.
  • Bottle Size:500 ml.
  • Certification:DOP Seggianese, Organic, Association 3E
  • Harvest: 2013
  • Region:Tuscany
  • Tasting Notes: Rich, fruity, Tuscan!
  • Rating: 100
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