Indulge your senses with Olio,
the extra virgin olive oil from One Belvedere. Produced from our own 12-hectare farm, the olive trees are farmed using organic and biodynamic techniques before each olive is manually harvested and the oil extracted via cold pressing.
From our Home to Yours
A product of the highest quality – sustainably made with olives that are manually harvested from our olive groves at One Belvedere.
In Tune with Nature
We adhere closely to the principles of regenerative agriculture. Our olives grow in an environment rich with diverse flora and fauna. All creatures are safe within the sanctuary that is One Belvedere.
A living Object
Olio, like all living things, changes with age. In its youth will pair amazingly with tasty, spicy, and salty dishes. When the oil gets mature, it becomes more gentle, and fruity, perfectly suitable for delicate dishes like fish, veggies, or white meat.
The oil is extracted by squeezing or centrifuging the previously obtained paste. Traditional pressing is done by the use of overlapping fiscoli, on which the paste is spread. At this point, attr everso compression promotes the release of the oil. In contrast, centrifugation, typical of modern plants, separates the oil from water and solid residues through the action of high-speed centrifuges. This method is more efficient and ensures higher-quality oil.
Surface: 5 ha (12 acres)
Location: Westernmost side of Castellina in Chianti township, on a southwest-facing fluvial terrace.
Soil: Silty-clay with the random lens of pebbles. It’s a deep, fresh, sandstone soil with a sedimentary genesis.
The density of the plantation: 300 plant\hectar
Farming: Organic and Biodynamic
Olive cultivars: Leccino, Frantoio, Maurino, Pendolino, Moraiolo.
The average age of the olive trees: 37 years old
Training system: Polyconic vase
Harvest technique: 100% manual in 18 kg boxes
Production technique: Manual harvest, mechanical removal of the leaves and eventual foreign bodies, rinsing, pressing, kneading, and cold and oxygen-free extraction. The oil gets stored for very few days in a stainless steel container under inert gas and temperature control.
Tasting notes: L’olio EVO One Belvedere alla vista si presenta di color chartreuse with green-lime reflex. The smell’s intense, defined by rukola leaf and fresh-cut grass. The taste is round, lightly fruity, very delicate in the mouth entrance, and robust in the mouth center due to the generous polyphenolic compounds, very artichoky, and asparagus with a long aftertaste of almond and medium-intensity spiciness.
Pairing: Olive oil, especially handcrafted and natural olive oil like ours, is a living product, so it changes over time. This is why young olive oil pairs wonderfully with flavorful, spicy, and salty dishes like Fiorentina steak, raw dishes, or classic bruschetta. As the oil matures, it slowly loses its bright green color and turns golden yellow. Its taste also becomes milder, fruitier, and significantly less herbal and bitter, making it perfect for delicate dishes like fish, vegetables, or white meat.
Total estate area: 40 ha (acres)
Head agronomist: Marco Nardini
Olive manager: Marco Castagna