Whilst we were at Expo Milan this year we bumped into Montalbano. Not the detective from Sicily but actually the Olive oil cooperative of Montalbano PGI from Tuscany, an oustanding olive oil which is produced in and around Vinci (where Leonardo da (of) Vinci came from) with its olive groves, sunflowers and vineyards and unspoilt, endless rolling hills that go on for as far as the eye can see.
I wanted to stock it straight away but it had sold out and there were no more stocks left, so I am having to wait till November but that will mean that it will make a great
present for you or your friends (especially those who loved the programme of the same name!) for Christmas.
Made from Leccino, Moraiolo, Frantoio, Pendolino, Rossellino and Piangente ('weeping') varieties as has been the tradition for many years. The passion and experience used in its production give us a highly prized and superior quality oil with the typical pepperiness characteristic of Tuscan oils but also well balanced and ideal for use cold in salads but as much at home on cooked foods also.
This Extra Virgin Olive oil PGI (this guarantees its geographical production area)