(2012 shown in photo)
500ml | Tenuta di Capezzana Extra Virgin Olive Oil | NUOVO 2013! (NOTE: 2014 not available - unfortunately their crops were damaged with unfavorable weather conditions)
Imported Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil
First Pressing of 2013 Harvest | pressed late October 2013 | Your chance to have a new harvest oil on your table as soon as our friends in Italy!!
Filippo Contini-Bonacossi on Tenuta di Capezzana 2013: “We are hugging the olive trees! They are so full of olives that the branches are almost touching the ground. We are submerged in olive oil! The olive harvest started on the 16th of October, which is about two weeks later than usual. The summer was hot enough and we had the right amount of rain during September, but the yield per olive seems relatively low, around 11%. However, the chemical analysis, including the acidity, couldn’t be better! The oil is intensely green, with fruity and green notes, a good rich structure in the mouth, a slight bitter aftertaste with a bright spicy finish.
Tenuta di Capezzana extra virgin olive oil is a classic example of the intense, strong olive fruit and peppery elixir that is so much a part of Tuscan cooking. These NUOVO olives are harvested in late October when they are green, giving the oil the classic Tuscan flavor: essence of green grass, green apple, black pepper and a light bitter note on the palate. Crushed within hours of picking, and extracted with a continuous cycle processing, Capezzana's incredible fresh oil rarely exceeds 0.2% oleic acid, which gives the oil great transparency and intense flavor. The estate of Tenuta di Capezzana is just 25 minutes northwest of Florence in the small wine growing region of Carmignano. The Medici villa at the center of Tenuta di Capezzana estate was built for one of the Medici daughters as a wedding gift. Extra virgin olive oil has been produced on the estate since the year 980. Tenuta di Capezzana is a family affair; Count Ugo and Countess Lisa Contini Bonacossi and three of their children oversee the full production of the extra virgin olive oil and wine on the estate and even design the label.
REGION | Carmignano, Tuscany
OLIVE CULTIVARS | Moraiolo, Frantoio, Pendolino, and Leccino
UNFILTERED | Estate-bottled
DESCRIPTION | Beautiful lime green color, scents of green almond and apples. Lovely, buttery texture as it is unfiltered. Full of green tea, nutty, buttery flavors with a delightful peppery finish.