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
treatment ensures that our olive groves - since many years
now - do not need any chemical fertilizer nor weed-killer.
olive harvest is done by hand, picking the olives directly
from the trees: the harvesting season generally lasts from
early November to late December.
the olives have been harvested they are immediately taken
to the oil-mill so as to ensure an outstanding extra virgin
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.
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.)