A good extra virgin olive oil is comparable to good wine: the terroir and the processing are decisive. With wine there is a Grand Cru or a Super Tuscany as a seal of quality.
It is exactly the same with olive oil: the Moncioni region is known as an excellent site and our careful processing guarantees the high quality of the final product. Without a doubt: the oil from Ventena Vecchia is a "Grand Cru".
In addition, we have been certified organic for over 10 years in compliance with European standards. Moreover, we are proud to continue a regional tradition, Ventena Vecchia is after all a very old olive estate with a good reputation, whose tradition we want to preserve.
The oil with the golden cap - the "Gold Edition" - this is the "green gold" of Ventena Vecchia. An organic olive oil of first quality.
The taste of this oil is strong, because of the early harvest, but a little milder than the No. 595. Before bottling, this oil was filtered. It is made from practically 100% Moraiolo olives.
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Price: € 20.00 per bottle, orderable in cartons of 6 bottles at € 120.00 plus € 10.00 shipping and handling.
Due to the extremely dry summer of 2022, only a limited quantity is available.
The Extra Vergine "No. 595" is a particular specialty: "595" is the plot number in the Leopoldine cadastre of about 1820 from the plot that designated the immediate surroundings of the owner's villa. In fact, even today there are the most magnificent olive trees. "595" today, in the best Tuscan tradition, is supposed to mean that this is the best product, which otherwise belonged only (in the sense of mezzadria) to the owner family .
This extra virgin comes from the very first harvest of almost only green olives and is unfiltered. The oil is therefore cloudy and contains all the valuable substances. Due to many conversations with our customers, who would like to have an authentic product, we have decided to offer a small, limited quantity for sale. It tastes very strong, green-peppery and is suitable as a condiment, for example pure on toasted ciabatta, the so-called "fettunta" - or a filo over plain spaghetti with a little parmesan, and this is already a feast!
Bottles of 250 ml. Price: € 12.00 per bottle. Cartons of 4 bottles at € 48.00 plus € 10.00 shipping.
Of course, there is also olive oil as an "industrial product" - analogous to "black tea" - or as adulterated, or counterfeit goods - analogous to "Tuscan olive oil from Spain". The tests of the consumer organizations are full of it. Unfortunately!
We cannot change the world. But we would like to contribute with our olive oil, so that the tradition of high quality is not lost, and the lovers of the genuine, unadulterated, high quality Tuscan olive oil can continue to enjoy it.
However: to produce a Tuscan Extra Vergine at € 3.99 for the half liter is simply not possible - just as it is not possible to produce a Grand Cru wine at the price of a hobo wine!