Castello della Paneretta sits majestically on a Tuscan hillside. In fact, it's almost too typically Tuscan to believe, surrounded by fields of olive and cypress trees and rolling vineyards.
The oil is also typically Tuscan: full flavored, fantastically fruity, green, gorgeous, delicious. It builds to a peppery peak that hits you in the front and back of the throat. A two-cougher, so to speak. So thick it pours from the bottle like cream, so delicious I find myself thinking of more dishes to use it with.
The bottle is as compelling as the oil: tall, thin, housed in its own box. It makes a stunning gift.
Extra virgin olive oil
Moraiolo, Leccino, and Frantoio olives
Rustic and fruity flavors
The most recent harvest from 2020 is more assertive than previous years. It has a strong flavor of bitter greens and a pervasive peppery heat.