Pruneti

Tuscany -

Pruneti

The Pruneti family oil mill started with Girolamo Pruneti in 1800 in Florence, Tuscany. It was a family business that traded not only extra virgin olive oil but also flowers and wine as it is located in the hills of Chianti, where the most famous Florentine wines come from! Today, the oil mill is still run by the Pruneti family and it produces nine varieties of extra virgin olive oil which are different in aroma and flavours but have the same high quality.

The priceless holdings from which we extract our Pruneti extra virgin olive oil is based on more than 28.000 plants of different varieties typical of its territory. Our olive groves are placed on 80 hectares of land in the heart of Chianti Classico and in Tuscany. Land, air, water and Sun. This perfect microclimate, the soil rich of Galestro and our cares make the excellent match to get the fruits for a precious oil

 

 

The plants that can be found in our field are all traditional of Tuscany and Chianti Classico area. The best known Leccino, Moraiolo and Frantoio give life to our monocultivar; otherwise some minor varieties like Pendolino, Maurino, Correggiolo, Leccio del Corno and others combined with monocultivars give life to our blends. We collected the olives in 60 days at different times of maturation and in various kind of field. This attention coupled with different method of extraction permit us to create different and unique oils, even if they come from the same field. We produce extra virgin olive oils that through their aromas and flavours talk about Chianti and its tradition, about a territory full of beauty and with the most loved landscape.

Currently we make nine types of extra-virgin olive oil that differ in their aromas and flavours, yet are all of extremely high quality, created out of the fusion between family experience and culture, new manufacturing systems and the characteristics of the Chianti land. Today we are happy and proud about bringing we have from the beginning.

 

 

 

Biological agriculture

Organic farming is an agricultural production method which has as its main objectives:

The production of healthy and high quality food
Safeguarding the environment, nature and the agricultural landscape
The maintenance and increase of the lasting fertility of the land
Energy saving
The improvement of the income and living conditions of farmers

Agricultural activities do not respond only and exclusively to the economic interests of those who produce and sell, but also satisfy the food and sanitation needs of consumers, the needs of environmental protection, the defense of values cultural heritage of peasant civilisation.

Toscano IGP “Colline di Firenze” - (Protected Geographical Indication )

 

The additional geographical mention "Colline di Firenze" is reserved for "Toscano" extra virgin olive oil obtained from the following varieties present in the olive groves up to 100%: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Pendolino, Leccio del Corno, Madonna dell ' Impruneta, Morchiaio, Maurino, Piangente, Pesciatino, and their synonyms. Other varieties, as long as they are indigenous, may contribute to a maximum of 15%.

The production area of ​​olives intended for the production of extra virgin olive oil with protected geographical indication "Toscano delle Colline di Firenze" includes, within the administrative territory of the provinces of Florence and Prato

DOP - Chianti Classico - (Protected Designation of Origin)  

The Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) designates an agricultural or food product whose qualities or characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to the geographical environment including natural and human factors, and whose production, transformation and processing take place at within a defined geographical area. Basically, the PDO is applied to productions whose entire production cycle, from raw material to finished product, is carried out within a well-defined geographical area, and therefore cannot be reproduced outside this area.