Introducing Villa Lena Olive Oil, a superior 100% organic oil that embodies the essence of Tuscan excellence. Hand-picked and cold-pressed, our olive oil carries the prestigious IGT denomination - a mark of distinction for region-specific products - alongside its certification as a bioproduct, guaranteeing its organic integrity.
Tasting Notes: Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil delights the palate with its peppery and bright profile. Its smooth and spicy flavour is achieved through a meticulous blend of olives.
Olive Varieties: Frantoio, Leccino, and Moraiolo.
Our oil is meticulously crafted from olives cultivated and harvested exclusively on our estate, employing organic and biodynamic principles. Over 2000 ancient olive trees, spread across 500 hectares thrive at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level, yielding exceptional fruits. This unique microclimate, nestled in the remote Tuscan hills, is surrounded by pristine woodland which exposes the trees to more extreme temperatures. The result, a robust and resilient olive trees that impart a distinctive, bold, and spicy flavour to the olives. Our estate also benefits from a pollution-free environment and unspoiled terrain, ensuring the healthiest and most vibrant fruits.
Harvesting takes place in the autumn, typically from September to November, depending on the year's conditions. Due to the challenging terrain, our olives are carefully hand-harvested using ancient techniques. Nets are placed beneath the trees, which are gently shaken to dislodge the olives. The blend of varieties and varying levels of maturity contribute to the unique flavour profile of our oil. Immediately after harvesting, the olives are swiftly transported to the mill to undergo cold pressing within 12 hours, often requiring night-time operations during the peak of the harvest. The freshly pressed oil is then stored in tanks, allowing sediment to settle at the bottom. After a few weeks, the oil is bottled and ready to be savoured for a distinct and extraordinarily flavoured final blend. Given the localised nature of our production, we produce a total of 2000 bottles per season, ensuring that each bottle becomes a coveted embodiment of Tuscan excellence.
We take pride in all aspects of our work including the design of our bottle, which was meticulously crafted by Saša Štucin from Soft Baroque. Saša's exceptional work weaves in the spirit of the Villa Lena Foundation, paying homage to its artistic heritage. As a former resident of our Foundation, Sasa brings a unique perspective to the design, creating a bottle that is not only visually stunning but also a testament to the creativity fostered within our community.