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Hot Summers & Lack of Rain

Hot Summers & Lack of Rain

Unlike me, olive trees thrive under stress, and the lack of water is certainly causing some stress. This can create interesting nuances in the taste of the oil as when olive trees are under pressure they often direct their energy into the fruit rather than the leaves.

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Alziari Anchoiade

Alziari Anchoiade

We are delighted that Alzari's Anchoiade has been awarded two stars in 2022 Great Taste Award. 

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Summer Salad with Colonna Rose Oil

Summer Salad with Colonna Rose Oil

This salad is perfect for the Summer. Light and refreshing and very simple. 

Simply mix together the cous cous, watermelon, feta, torn mint in a bowl. Separately, create a dressing with the rose oil, pomegranate molasses and sumac. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

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Sustainability

Sustainability

The Frescobaldi’s are committed to sustainability and since 2012 their estates have received the AgriQualita certification from the Region of Tuscany which ensures that the sustainable farming techniques which they use are compatible with the protection of the natural environment.

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2021 Harvest Summary

2021 Harvest Summary

2021 was another difficult year for olive oil producers. In Italy all was looking wonderful – soft rains soaking into the ground in the winter, a warm early Spring, olives beginning to flower beautifully, and then came the early April frost… 

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