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San Leonardo in Tuscany

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

production and packaging

zzThe 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.
We 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 the year.

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 olive-oil quality. aa
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.
The Acidity of this olive oil is 0,18 % We 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.)

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