2006 Frescobaldi Laudemio Olive Oil 500ml

SKU #1033710

The Frescobaldi family is one the most important wine families in the world. There wines are exceptional values and their olive oil is fantastic. Clyde and his extended family enjoyed the Frescobaldi wines and tasted this exceptional oil on their summer trip to Tuscany in 2005. Acclaimed by food writers around the world, Frescobaldi Laudemio is an estate-produced oil from the hills of Chianti Ruffina. All producers of Laudemios must adhere to strict guidelines established by the Laudemio consortium. Frescobaldi Laudemio is consistently rated "Exceptional" and was rated #1 Tuscan Oil by The Wine Spectator. Try it-you deserve a treat. 500ml.

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Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
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Tuscany

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Chianti

- Chianti is the most famous wine name in Italy is not the name of a grape but actually a region. Chianti lies in the 35 miles of hills between Florence and Siena, a complex geological region as well as geographically. The extraordinary geography makes grape growing a very challenging feat with multiple exposures and soil types on the same estate. The region comprises 9 different communes not dissimilar to Bordeaux wherein each commune has a particular characteristic that shows in the wine. The wine is made predominantly Sangiovese, the grape must comprise at least 80% of the blend. Chianti Classico is the "classic" region, though many other nearby regions now use the name "Chianti" to make similar wines. The "Gallo Nero" or Black Rooster on many of the Chianti Classico bottles is a private consortium of producers who try and control the direction of production and quality amongst their members.