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Wine, olive oil and honey

Chianti, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Chianti offers an inimitable olive oil

Wine, olive oil and honey
The land famous for the production of wine, has another great claim- olive oil.
The production has grown as demand has increased over time, a result of a number of factors  including nutritional and religious trends and a growing population. These factors led to a transformation of large wooded areas into vineyards and olive groves, creating the extraordinary Tuscan landscape.
This area received recognition for its production with a 1716 edict by Duke Cosimo III which recognized the quality of the wine and olive oil inside the Chianti Classico area.

The principal characteristics of this olive oil are its colour, which varies from an intense green to a green with hints of gold; its fruity nose; and a piquant flavour which can be slightly bitter. Its composure depends on the olive varieties present, which can be used singularly or together: Frantoio, Correggioli, Moraiolo and Leccino.

The olive oil should be stored in a cool, dark place, far from heat sources or products with strong odours. It is an excellent condiment poured over soups, grilled meats, vegetables and Tuscan specialties like Ribollita and Panzanella.
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The Chianti hills, which resemble a wavy chain, are between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo and have always epitomized this land, popular since the first person ever set foot here. ...
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