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THE OLIVE GROVES

The exact age of the olive groves is uncertain but they were restored after the dramatic cold wave of 1984.

They cover an area of 30 hectares with 5000 trees, all traditional Chianti varieties like Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Pendolino. The olives, handpicked in November and December, are pressed by continuous cycle system within 24 hours of harvesting.

An annual qualitative chemical and organoleptic analysis ascertains high polyphenol, tocopherol and oleic acid content.

Polyphenols are natural antioxidants, the compounds responsible for the product’s long shelf life. They are also an important part of the human diet, providing a defense against the production of free radicals.

Tocopherols are vitamin E containing compounds necessary for increasing the antioxidant potential in human cells, which delays ageing. Their role in cardiac disease prevention, immune system support and skin health is well documented.

 

In the Piazza at number 83, a few steps from Macelleria Falorni, you’ll find Casa dell’Olio Vignamaggio, a welcoming shop where you can stop to taste our extra virgin olive oil based products, page through a book or buy a gift.

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From our Blog


FROM TREE TO BREAD
Posted on Thursday November 19, 2020

  During the past few weeks, the entire farm has been abustle with the olive harvest. Up and down the stone terraces, and up on the sunny slopes (or rain drenched slopes like the last couple of days), the magic of Autumn is in the air, with smoke from burning wood mingling with the morning […]

FROM TREE TO BREAD Vignamaggio Blog.



RECIPE: ARTICHOLE, CARAMELISED ONION AND BRIE TART
Posted on Wednesday October 21, 2020

This recipe, created in collaboration with Freakytable, is perfect for those cool early-autumn evenings when spending some extra time in the kitchen with a glass of your favourite wine becomes quite appealing. Our fresh artichokes preserved in oil, complemented by the rich flavour of Brie, are sure to inspire you. For the pastry: (The recipe […]

RECIPE: ARTICHOLE, CARAMELISED ONION AND BRIE TART Vignamaggio Blog.



OUR GRAPES
Posted on Friday September 18, 2020

It’s that time of the year again! It’s September and our grapes are beautiful, ripe and ready for picking. Because it’s time to harvest, our Francesco has gathered and presented the estate’s most important varietals, the most historical, those that were rediscovered, and the latest arrivals. First of all, the Sangiovese, our most prized grape, […]

OUR GRAPES Vignamaggio Blog.