The farm San Leonardo is partly planted with olive
trees. We grow them with great care.
After the heavy damages
caused by the severe winter of 1985, we have been able -
over the years - to restore our olive groves (approximately
13 hectares) to their former productivity.
plow the olive groves three times per year.
We follow the
practice of "sovescio", a practice that enriches the soil
by burying the leaves and stems of beans sowed earlier in
Such treatment ensures that our olive groves - since many years
now - do not need any chemical fertilizer nor weed-killer.
The olive harvest is done by hand, picking the olives directly
from the trees: the harvesting season generally lasts from
early November to late December.
Once the olives have been harvested they are immediately taken
to the oil-mill so as to ensure an outstanding extra virgin
The oil-mill which we have chosen adopts the traditional "a
freddo" cold pressing system.
The whole process thus ensures
an extra-virgin olive-oil which is used for preparing
the well-known savory Tuscan cooking recipes.
All the caracteristics of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Toscano
harvested in November and December 2003 are tested from
the Panel Test Commission of the Siena Province Administration.
Acidity of this olive oil is 0,18 %
sell our olive-oil in food-specific cartons or glass-bottles
of 0,75 or 0,50 or 0,25lt (24,75 or 16,9 or 8,45 FL.OZ.)