Sàgona Primo Raccolto Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2021 (500 ml)

SKU SAG-005
Your Price $38.95
6 $35.05 each
  • Bottle Size:500 ml.
  • Certification:Organic
  • Harvest: 2021
  • Region:Tuscany
  • Tasting Notes: fruity aromas of fresh, unripe olive fruit and tomato leaves
  • Rating: 95
  • PronunciationSAH-go-nah

description

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 and Elaine Trigiani. A Sagona la terra commanda. At Sàgona, nature is in charge.

Daniele and Elaine farm 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. From 2300 olive trees, Daniele and Elaine hope to make just over 2000 liters of excellent olive oil milled in their proprietary, avant-garde olive mill.

From the disastrous 2021 harvest though they made only a meager quantity, just a few hundred bottles, given that Mother Nature decided to unleash a series of climactic events that did not help. The olives were healthy but there weren’t very many of them. So Sàgona's 2021 olive oil is quite good but it 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.

Primo Raccolto 2021 is a traditional Tuscan field blend made from all the varieties olives cultivated in Sàgona’s terraced groves on Pratomagno in Tuscany. The oil has complex aromas and is lively on your palate with spiciness and bitterness that are well balanced, it's full-bodied with persistent spiciness and a round almond note.

This divine all purpose olive oil exalts the flavors of all kinds of food, we recommend this selection drizzled on fett’unta (toast rubbed with a garlic clove), with Cannellini beans, on salads, squash and green vegetables, drizzled on a steak and with pork, chicken and flavorful fish and seafood.

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 place 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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