Sàgona Casellina Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2020 (500 ml)

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Your Price $38.95
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  • Bottle Size:500 ml.
  • Certification:Organic
  • Harvest: 2020
  • Region:Tuscany
  • Tasting Notes: fruity aromas of fresh, unripe olive fruit and tomato leaves
  • Rating: 95
  • PronunciationSAH-go-nah

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From terraces high on Pratomagno mountain, above the east banks of the Arno in Tuscany, we introduce Sàgona from the tiny estate of the same name. At Sàgona, 100-year-old olive trees are cultivated organically by Daniele Corrotti. A Sàgona la terra commanda. At Sàgona, nature is in charge.

From 1800 olive trees, Daniele will make 1500-1800 liters of oil this year. This is truly a boutique selection. Each bottle bears a work of art created on site at Sàgona during an artist-in-residence project conceived to provide a series of images for labels that represent the people and the work that go into creating Sàgona’s oil, the spirit of Sàgona.

Daniele Corrotti farms mountain-side terraces held up with dry stone walls that were built generations ago by the farmers of Pratomagno. These are the ancestors of Sàgona who planted the terraces with the vineyards and olive groves that are still being farmed today.

Casellina is a field blend. It is a traditional Tuscan olive oil with complex aromas, lively on your palate with spiciness and bitterness that are intense and balanced, full-bodied with persistent spiciness and a round almond note in the finish. This is a good versatile olive oil for salads, all vegetables, cheese, pork, chicken, flavorful fish, and seafood

We recommend this divine selection drizzled on fett’unta (toast rubbed with a garlic clove), adorning Cannellini beans, swirled over pumpkin soup, drizzled on a plate of pasta with a fresh tomato sauce or ravioli with ricotta and fresh herbs and lemon zest, on sushi, fish and white meats….

What is the history of the name, Sàgona?
The spot at the junction of two mountain torrents is called Sàgona. It is an ancient Etruscan name, and the farming community at Sàgona pre-dates the arrival of the Romans. Later at Sàgona there was an ancient Roman temple dedicated to the sacred waters. On that same sacred site, in the 1400s, they built a small stone chapel dedicated to St. Lucy, patron saint of vision and light.




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