Amble through the Groves

  • Natali
  • Aleandri
  • Il Fico
  • Barone Pastore
  • Zio Ciccino
  • Nonno Tato
  • Bestagno
Natali
THE GROVE

Nina and Ivano Natali are the proud custodians of a number of olive groves surrounding the medieval village of Civitanova Alta. They have trees of all ages, the oldest having been planted by their predecessors over 70 years ago.

TASTING NOTES

Delicate, with a slight sweetness. Light, fruity and perfectly balanced.

VARIETAL

Raggia, Raggiola and Rosciola

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Meet IVANO AND CHIARA

The Natali family runs the local olive press, which means they are the very heart of the local community at harvest time.

Aleandri
THE GROVE

The lazy rolling hills around Offida are home to numerous vineyards growing the Pecorino grape as well as some of the best olive groves in Le Marche. Offida also has the best enoteca in the whole of the region, specialising in Le Marche wines. This is an organic grove.

TASTING NOTES

Grass and herbs, with a peppery finish.

VARIETAL

Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino, Moraiolo, Maurino.

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Meet Tiziano Aleandri

Olive tree pruning is a big deal in Le Marche, and Tiziano is the best of the best, the Vidal Sassoon of olive hairstylists.

Il Fico
The Grove

The 300 olive trees cohabit this organic farm with an array of fruits - white & black plums, apricots, figs, pears, oranges, lemons, grapes – tutti frutti. The grove is near Alcamo, on the Trapanese coast of Sicily; to the north is the Tyrrhenian Sea and to the west, the Zingaro Nature Reserve. The grove is organic.

Tasting Notes

The oil is green with golden highlights. The nose has herbal tones & the taste is, appropriately, fruity, with a slight kick.

Varietal

Cerasuola, nocellara and biancolilla. These 3 varieties make up the DOP 'Valli Trapanesi' which complement each other so well they've won prizes around the world. One varietal gives flavour, one fruitiness and the 3rd the refining taste.

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Meet Saverio Adamo

A Sicilian who is passionate abouit olive oil, wine and fruit. Saverio runs this family farm with his sons Roberto and Nicola.

Barone Pastore
The Grove

The grove is just outside Alcamo, on the Trapanese coast of Sicily. It used to be owned by the once powerful Baron Pastore, a prominent figure of the Sicilian 19th century political scene. His adjacent estate has fallen into disrepair but his trees, now in their 80s, are flourishing. The grove has views of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north and the Zingaro Natural Reserve to the west. This is an organic grove.

Tasting Notes

This oil has a gold-green colour, a medium fruity profile, with the taste of just-cut grass, artichokes and tomatoes. High in polyphenols. Tree varietal: Cerasuola

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Meet Saverio Adamo

A Sicilian who is passionate abouit olive oil, wine and fruit. Saverio runs this family farm with his sons Roberto and Nicola.

Zio Ciccino

THE GROVE

Located in the beautiful Val di Noto in south eastern Sicily, the land around the grove originally belonged to Agnese’s grandfather, Nonno Paulo. He divvied it up between his 6 sons and 3 daughters, and this piece fell to lucky Uncle Francesco (nicknamed Ciccino). He planted the olive trees 20 years ago and they have flourished in the famed Sicilian sun. The grove is overlooked by Mount Renna to the north.

TASTING NOTES

The oil is a lovely golden green. It has a delicate flavor with a whiff of fresh cut grass and a distinctive artichoke taste. Tree varietal: Moresca and Cerasuola.

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Meet AGNESE GRADANTI

Agnese's great grandfather was known as 'Cavaliere del lavoro' (Knight of work), and she is passionately following in his footsteps.

Nonno Tato
THE GROVE

Located in the beautiful Val di Noto in south eastern Sicily, the land around the grove originally belonged to Agnese’s grandfather, Nonno Paulo. He divided it up between his 6 sons and 3 daughters, and this piece fell Agnese’s father Guglielmo who planted the olive grove 35 years ago. The trees are now in the care of Agnese herself. Much of the olive oil they produce is bagsied for their family’s sott’olios, but Agnese has set aside 200 tree for adoptions. This is an organic grove.

TASTING NOTES

This oil has a delicate aroma of tomatoes, apple and banana. There are many fresh green tones and a dried fruit finish. Tree varietals: Carolea and nocellara.

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Meet AGNESE GRADANTI

Agnese's great grandfather was known as 'Cavaliere del lavoro' (Knight of work), and she is passionately following in his footsteps.

Bestagno
The Grove

Set in the foothills of the Italian Alps on the stunning Italian Riviera, Bestagno’s trees are clustered around the romantic ruin of Castello di Bestagno.

Tasting Notes

Grassy green with herbs and crunchy bell pepper.

Varietal

Taggiasca

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Meet Toby

23 year old Toby has autism, but choosing a career as an olive farmer was a surprisingly easy decision thanks to his love of olives and everything to do with olive oil.

 

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