2018 was a complex year for olive trees as the climate was challenging and did not follow normal patterns. After a warm and rainy winter, April began with low temperatures (down to -4ºC) and snow. Damage was limited at Capezzana, where only a few branches dried out due to the temperature. The rest of spring was rainy, supplying good water reserves. The rain stopped at the beginning of May, when there was a period of sunshine and fresh wind. This, along with more rain at the beginning of June, encouraged a good fruit set and by the end of June the olives were already set and well developed.
In a village in Provence, Château Miraval is surrounded by ancient woods, olive trees and vineyards.The olive groves sit high above old stone walled terraces dating back to Roman times. Organic farming and cultivation practices result in well-aerated, porous soil with a deep root system to exploit the uniqueness of the terroir. The sweet, peppery oil has notes of almond, hazelnut, and artichoke, with aromas of freshly cut grass and a spicy finish.
Not only do the Manetti family produce some of Tuscany's most awarded red wines, they also produce one of the most delicious Olive Oils in Tuscany! The olives, grown on the estate, are hand picked and pressed the same day to ensure they keep both their freshness and incredible fragrancy. This is a beautifully rich coloured oil with a grassy note and an intense, yet elegant peppery kick. Perfect for drizzling over everything from grilled meats to salads.