On a hill in the Val di Bisenzio, between Usella and Carmignanello in the municipality of Cantagallo, sits the imposing Rocca di Cervaia, whose name comes from the presence of deer, or cervi, in the area.
Its origins probably date to the 12th century: the tower was given by Federico Barbarossa to the Alberti counts, who made it the cornerstone of their defenses along the road leading to Lombardy. Dante Alighieri speaks of the Rocca di Cervaia in the XXXII canto of the Inferno (vv.40-60) when he tells the story of the Napoleone brothers and Alessandro degli Alberti, sons of Count Alberto degli Alberti.
History, tradition, genuineness, respect for the territory and the environment are the principles guiding the whole extra virgin olive oil production process, from the harmonious management of the olive orchards to the selective harvesting of the fruit at its perfect stage of ripening, from the crushing of the olives to the mixing and rigorously cold extraction, right up to the bottling and careful storage of the oil.
Rocca di Cervaia Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Gonnelli is obtained from selected olives, pressed within fifteen hours in our Frantoio Santa Téa with exlusive methods. The filtered olive oil is then stored in a protected atmosphere to preserve maximum freshness.
Harmonious and well-rounded character with notes of dried fruits.
Production area of the olives: choosing from the best olive crops in Italy.
Cultivar: italian varieties.
Period of harvest: from October to December.
Processing times: within 15 hours of picking.
Cleaning olives: removal of stems and leaves using patented machines and olives washing with purified water
Processing: a continuous airtight cycle, under nitrogen. Extraction at a controlled temperature (cold extraction) in absence of oxygen.
Filtering: pure cellulose.
Storage: at a controlled temperature in stainless steel containers, in absence of oxygen, under nitrogen.
Bottling: automatic under nitrogen with bottle cleaning and automatic level control.
Security: non-refillable cap.
Fragrance: of fresh olives with dried fruits notes and vegetable thistle.
Taste: slighty spicy, harmonic
Color: green with hints of gold.
Recommended on: perfect for dressing every day dishes. Excellent for preparing focaccia and fries.
The product is offered in bottles of 750ml and 500ml.
Prices vary according to the quantity- for wholesales, please contact us for offer at firstname.lastname@example.org