Capezzana Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2017

Tuscany
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£26.15 per 75cl bottle
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The 2017 harvest, which started in the middle of October, was the earliest anyone can remember, thanks largely to the drought caused by ‘Lucifer’, the heatwave creating a state of emergency in 11 regions. The long, dry summer also resulted in small olives, as they contained little water.  The positive aspect of this was that initial pessimism about quantities was somewhat alleviated by a higher than average yield of oil.  At Capezzana, for instance, they had a yield of 17.5 litres from every 100 kilos of olives, while last year they only extracted 15.5 litres.  

The harvest Capezzana, where they have a higher percentage of Moraiolo planted, their volume was 50% lower than average due to a spring frost however, final crops were  equal to last year and quality that was, if anything, better than 2016. 

All in all, it was a year that tested the olive growers. As usual, the best producers have worked with the conditions to produce the best possible oils.


Taste & Aroma

The 2017 harvest, which started in the middle of October, was the earliest anyone can remember, thanks largely to the drought caused by ‘Lucifer’, the heatwave creating a state of emergency in 11 regions. The long, dry summer also resulted in small olives, as they contained little water.  The positive aspect of this was that initial pessimism about quantities was somewhat alleviated by a higher than average yield of oil.  At Capezzana, for instance, they had a yield of 17.5 litres from every 100 kilos of olives, while last year they only extracted 15.5 litres.  

The harvest Capezzana, where they have a higher percentage of Moraiolo planted, their volume was 50% lower than average due to a spring frost however, final crops were  equal to last year and quality that was, if anything, better than 2016. 

All in all, it was a year that tested the olive growers. As usual, the best producers have worked with the conditions to produce the best possible oils.

Producer

Capezzana

Region

The Tuscan wine region is situated on the Tyrrhenian coast, in the centre of Italy. Like much of the country it has a rich wine making history. Tuscany also has a number of appellations within the region including over thirty Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and at least 7 Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). Red grape varieties thrive here taking 70% of the region’s production. The Italian Sangiovese grape is king here and the quality of the wine it yields depends heavily on the exposure and particularly on the altitude at which it is planted. From Tuscany, we recommend either the smooth yet full bodied Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012 or for something a little more decadent, the 2006 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona made from 100% Merlot from the Petrolo Estate.

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