Santa Cristina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Winter weather was dominated by below average temperatures and lower than usual rainfall levels followed by spring that started off with cool conditions. Hot climatic trends that started in June marked the beginning of a normal summer season, with no severe heat spikes. Moderate rain showers allowed the olives to grow and achieve optimal ripeness.
The olives were harvested mid October, earlier than average, and was completed by the end of November.
Italian extra virgin olive oil is customarily used in Tuscany both for cooking culinary specialties and to season raw and cooked vegetables. Santa Cristina is an extra virgin olive oil with an acidity level that is less than 0.8%. Extra virgin olive oil, the highest grade of olive oil, represents the best quality in terms of nutritional value and health benefits. Santa Cristina extra virgin olive oil is cold pressed using different olive varieties that were harvested once perfectly ripened.
The historic town of Cortona sits high on a Tuscan hillside not too far from Siena and Perugia. On one side, a vast plain extends in the distance while on the other side the medieval village is set in the hillside. This is the captivating panorama surrounding the Santa Cristina Winery, established in 2006 to strengthen and renew the tradition of crafting its eponymous wine 60 years after its first vintage. Santa Cristina extra virgin olive oil is made from a careful selection of the finest olives that are cold pressed.
Santa Cristina EVOO is bright green with an intense fruity flavor. A perfect condiment best used in its natural state without cooking it to add flavor, drizzle, marinade and season any dish. This oil presents an excellent balance and structure with a characteristic lightly peppery finish.