The olive groves at Brolio are located at 350-500m a.m.s.l.
Moraiolo, Leccino, Frantoio
The olives were processed within eight hours of harvesting in a continuous-cycle mill. The pasta was churned for 30 minutes at 25°C.
Upon arrival at the storage area, the oil was filtered and stored in stainless steel containers in an environment protected from the air.
The olives were harvested by hand with olive rakes from mid-October to mid-November 2020.
Autumn very rainy and quite cold; mild and not very rainy winter. Beginning of spring cold, with temperatures below zero-degree isotherm in the last ten days of March. Average temperatures and scarce rainfall followed. Summer arrived around the time of the solstice, with highs consistently above 30°C starting as early as the 11th of June, and a total absence of precipitation. The rains at the end of August softened the summer heat, although September temperatures remained high and above the seasonal average; the temperature difference between day and night was quite noticeable. This weather did not favor the development of the dreaded olive fly, and as a result the olives were healthy but also smaller than average. The month of October presented with all its typical implications: temperatures falling in the night, rains alternating with sunny days. Harvest began after the 10th of October, with very low oil yields but excellent results from a qualitative point of view.
Acidity: 0.22% in oleic acid
Number of peroxides: 3.35 meq O2/Kg
Polyphenols: 503 mg/kg
Vitamin E: 231 mg/lt
Intense bright green color. Fruity green nose of good intensity. Hints of cut grass and green olives. In the mouth, balanced between spicy and bitter, making this oil very pleasant. Good persistence. Sweet almond aftertaste.