EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
PAOLO CARLESI PERSONALLY GUARANTEES THAT OUR OLIVE OIL IS MADE ONLY FROM OLIVES HANDPICKED FROM OUR OWN TREES.
OLIVE OIL STATEMENT
It is said that you do not make Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you find it. If so, Paolo Carlesi can justifiably be proud of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil he finds. He guarantees that our olive oil is not only 100% Tuscan Olive oil, but it is also made from 100% handpicked Il Piano olives.
Il Piano has approximately 1,500 olive trees, with a traditional Tuscan varietal mix of Moraolo, Leccono, Frantoio, and a small amount of Pendolino. With an annual production of 30-40 quintali each year.
The olives are picked by hand from the trees, starting usually at the end of October. Then the olives are taken to the local Frantoio (olive mill) to be pressed.
With a First Cold press and acidity below 0.8%, Paolo’s olive oil is of the highest quality. Using mostly green olives his oil is grassy, herbaceous, and pungent with the peppery, Picante sensation beloved by the Tuscans.
Explanation of Extra Virgin olive oil:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is essentially oil “fresh squeezed” from the fresh fruit of the olive tree. Without alteration of the colour, taste, nutrients or vitamins.
It must be the first time the olives are pressed, they must be cold-pressed i.e. below 80F (26C) but the cooler the better, and a maximum acidity of 0.8%, although the lower the better quality the oil will be.
ORDERING & SHIPPING OF OLIVE OIL
Here in Italy, the way the shipping price of olive oil is calculated is by a different method to that used for wine shipping. It defies any of the options available to us to use with our online store on this site.
For an approximate idea of olive oil shipping prices, please check the following documents. Normally we don't ship bottled olive oil as the cost tends to be prohibitive
Shipping costs also get complicated when shipping a mixed order of wine & olive oil.
OLIVE OIL SHIPPING PRICES
500ml bottle/tin 8.00 euro Bag in Box 14.00 euro per litre
250ml tin 6.00euro 175ml tin 4.00euro