About Our Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil
Fontanaro farm house produces the award winning extra virgin olive oil IL FONTANARO (2014 Silver Medalist in the New York International Olive Competition, www.bestoliveoils.com). It also produces honey, wine and saffron. The farm is organic and can also be called 100% ecological, using solar panels that produce energy for the mill and all the agricultural machines.
Fontanaro has a heritage of 5 generations of passion for producing olive oil. For us making olive oil is our life.
Our product is tested by the laboratory of the Chamber of Commerce Laboratory of Firenze every year.
The results show very low acidity and very rich in polyphenols, important for the protection of the cardio-vascular system.
Our oil has a very fruity taste with bitter and spicy notes and is very rich of unique flavours.
At our own mill, the cold press process is applied within 3 hours of the olive picking to guarantee the very best quality oil.
During the different phases of olive oil production, the temperature is kept at a constant level below 24°C, ensuring a harmonic composition of the different flavours that make our oil so special.
Fontanaro is also registered with the number of 12452846826 at the Department of Health and Human Services – Food and Drug Administration.
All our olives groves are included in the DOP area of Colli del Trasimeno.
Planting the trees, breeding and pruning are still done the traditional way while the oil is extracted in our own mill.
Note on Fontanaro olive oil at the Oleoteca at CIA Culinary Institute of America (Greystone, CA)
Fontanaro Organic is made with a blend of Leccino, Frantoio, Dolce Agogia, Moraiolo and Pendolino, according to the rules of the DOP zone Colli del Trasimeno in Paciano, Umbria. The trees from which we extract Fontanaro olive oil are grown on sunny slopes, far from factories and traffic-congested roads, in an unpolluted natural environment.
Our olives are are hand harvested and processed within 3 hours in our own state-of-the-art mill to preserve the highest nutritional benefits and best flavor. During the olive milling, the temperature is kept below 24°C, to protect the subtle and diverse flavors that make Fontanaro Organic olive oil so special. We are environmentally conscious and strive for self- sufficiency, producing enough
electricity with solar cells to run the mill and the farm. We harvest rainwater for irrigation, and mainly use wood for heating. We recycle all the garbage and don’t use any chemicals. The waste products of the oil processing are returned as natural fertilizer to the orchard. Our commitment to the environment is as great as our commitment to quality.
The extra-virgin Olive oil DOP Trasimeno Hills label was established by the European Community, and guarantees the presence of at least 15% Dolce Agogia and Moraiolo oil and 65% Frantoio and Leccino oil. For the remaining 20% other varieties can be used. The oil obtained has a fruity taste with bitter and spicy notes and a colour that goes from a yellow gold to green.
All our olives groves are included in the DOP area of Colli del Trasimeno. Planting the trees, breeding and pruning are still done the traditional way while the oil is extracted in our own mill.
The cold press production guarantees that the oil is not altered in its quality, and maintains the features of the fruit.
During the different phases of olive oil extraction the temperature is kept at a constant level ensuring an harmonic composition of organoleptic substances of the oil and a more pleasant taste.