CULTIVAR

 

There are around 800 different Olive Cultivars in Italy alone, many of which are used for Olive Oil. Similarly to grape varieties in wine, the Olive cultivar influences the flavour profile of your oil.  Different cultivars, depending on size of fruit, thickness of the skin, composition of the pulp can produce different yields, varying concentrations of anti-oxidants and overall different quality levels.

LOCATION AND CLIMATE

 

As you might expect, olives grown in cooler areas where there is more moisture (rainfall and dew) exhibit leaner, more restrained characteristics.  This doesn’t however mean that great oil can now be made in Iceland – you need a minimum amount of sunshine to make your Extra Virgin Olive Oil taste remarkable, similarly to tomatoes or stone fruit.

Olive trees are sensitive to winter freeze (the Casaliva cultivar is more resistant to cold, hence being grown in the Garda region).  It is also easier to farm organically where the climate is more stable and less chemical sprays are required to keep the trees healthy.

OLIVE MATURITY

 

Here’s the thing – all olives are green.  When they become fully mature, they turn black.
Olive maturity at the time of harvest is a major factor in flavour and quality: olives harvested earlier (green olives) feature more bitter, grassy characteristics, with lower yields and with the highest anti-oxidant content.  The oil is a much more intense green colour and has a longer shelf-life.  In terms of production, milling can take longer with green olives (a longer malaxation - the action of slowly churning milled olives to release droplets of oil - is needed and can be more complicated) but the results are far superior!  Don’t choose olive oil from over mature fruit: it lacks all the potential goodness and flavour.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN GROVE AND MILL

 

People who care passionately about what they make and follow it personally every day have the capacity to create products with far higher quality, with integrity, and that taste of where they come from.  They are also able to do this by caring for the environment they inhabit.

FRANTOIO DI RIVA BOX

This box contains 6 bottles of extra virgin olive oil made exclusively by Frantoio di Riva from groves on the banks of lake Garda.

Frantoio di Riva, 46°PARALLELO green label x 3 bottles (50cl)
Frantoio di Riva, 46°PARALLELO organic white label x 1 bottle (50cl)
Frantoio di Riva, 46°PARALLELO blue label x 1 bottle (50cl)
Frantoio di Riva, ULIVA Garda Trentino DOP x 1 bottle (50cl)

2019 NEW SEASON EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER UNTIL 1 DECEMBER
Please contact us for any wholesale enquiries or out of season requests info@frantoi.org
START BY EXPLORING OUR BOX SELECTION BELOW – CLICK ON EACH SQUARE TO GET FULL INFORMATION OR CONTACT US AND WE CAN HELP YOU CHOOSE THE BEST ONE FOR YOU

Frantoi Taste Box

Frantoi Health Box

Frantoi Monocultivar Box

Frantoi Family Centric Box

Frantoi Winter Oils Box

Frantoi Summer Oils Box

Frantoi delicate tile

Frantoi L'Elika

Frantoi Box packaging
Bespoke gift packaging in two size formats made of 100% recycled and recyclable material, the sleeve is made from recycled olive leaves
How it works

• We have made up a range of collection boxes for you to try different oils with different flavours and benefits.

 

• You may prefer to buy a box of oil from a specific region and frantoio, either because you have heard about them or because you cook specific types of food, or you may looking for a bespoke mix – please email us with all requests on info@frantoi.org

 

• Use your personal taste to select your favourite flavours/region/olive cultivar/frantoio.

 

• We estimate 6 bottles of 500ml will last a couple or small family 4-6 months. If you have any questions on how much you might need, please contact us.

 

• This year we have introduced a 3lt multipurpose extra virgin olive oil, L’Elika, which we have hand selected, to accompany all your cooking requirements.   

 

• Orders for the 2019 season are open only until December 1st.

 

• The olives are pressed between October and November and you therefore get the freshest, healthiest, most delicious oil delivered to your home.

 

• Delivery is made in time for Christmas.

All of our Olive Oil is supplied in our bespoke boxes that have been designed to withstand long distance travel and to respect the environment.

Your delivery will arrive at your door with a courier service directly from Italy. Pricing quoted includes shipping within the EU or the US and Canada. If you are elsewhere, please email us.

We can also supply boxes of our oils as a gift sent with a personalised message – it makes a unique, useful and luxurious present. You have the option to select this when you check out. If you have more specific requests or need any advice at all, please do not hesitate to write to us info@frantoi.org or telephone +39 366 932 6720

Frantoi Taste around Italy Box
Taste Around Italy Box

This box includes 6 bottles from Liguria, Tuscany, Umbria, Calabria, Puglia and Sicily all with different flavour profiles. A great discovery box for those who care about what they eat. (6 x 50cl)

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini S’Ciappau

Tuscany Frantoio Franci Villa Magra

Umbria Frantoio Viola Tradizione

Calabria Frantoio Librandi Dradista

Puglia De Carlo Felice Garibaldi

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Primo Organic DOP Monti Iblei

Taste Around Italy Box

6 x 50cl

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Frantoi Health
To Your Good Health Box

This box contains 6 x 50cl bottles of extra virgin olive oil with exceptionally high polyphenol content (*). These are oils that give incredibly high health benefits when added to raw or cooked food.

(* Polyphenol values are expressed as milligrams per kilo and are will be detailed in the information sheet inside the box.)

Garda  Frantoio Di Riva Uliva DOP 

Tuscany Frantoio Franci Olivastra Seggianese Rose

Umbria Frantoio Viola Il Sincero

Calabria Frantoio Librandi Nocellara del Belice

Puglia Frantoio De Carlo Tenuta Arcamone

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Mille

To Your Good Health Box

6 x 50cl

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Frantoi Monocultivar Oils Box
Monocultivar & Single Grove Box

This box contains a fine selection of 6 x 50cl bottles of monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil from single olive groves where the terroir is most evident. This box is designed for someone who knows their ingredients and may have an existing love of fine wine.

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini Extremum (Monocultivar Taggiasca from a single grove of 400 trees)

Tuscany Frantoio Franci Villa Magra Grand Cru (Monocultivar Correggiolo from a single grove)

Umbria Frantoio Viola Il Sincero (Monocultivar Moraiolo from a single, century old grove)

Marche Frantoio Gregori Lea (Monocultivar Lea)

Calabria Frantoio Librandi Nocellara del Belice (Monocultivar Nocellara del Belice)

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Grand Cru Nocellara Etnea (Monocultivar Nocellara Etnea grown at 500m on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna)

Monocultivar and Single Grove Box

6 x 50cl

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Frantoi Family Centric
Family Centric Box

A great selection of 6 x 50cl bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil with high antioxidant content but a mellow flavour to appeal to the most selective palates in your family.

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini S’Ciappau (great with white meat, pasta, pesto)

Marche Frantoio Gregori Rosciola (great with fish, nuts, root vegetables and chickpeas)

Umbria Frantoio Viola Tradizione (great with red meat, on bruschetta or with white beans)

Puglia Frantoio De Carlo Il Classico (great with greens)

Calabria Frantoio Librandi Carolea (great with spring vegetables, salads or simple pasta dishes)

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Grand Cru Biancolilla (great with pasta, roasted/grilled meat and vegetables)

Family Centric Box

6 x 50cl

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Frantoi Winter Oils Box
Winter Olive Oils Box

A superb selection of 6 x 50cl bottles of extra virgin olive oil from six different regions of Italy that are suited to winter dishes, particularly soups, stews, roasts, pulses and winter vegetables.

Marche Frantoio Gregori Blend

Tuscany Frantoio Franci Olivastra Seggianese

Umbria Frantoio Viola Il Sincero

Calabria Frantoio Librandi Dradista

Puglia Frantoio De Carlo Tenuta Torre di Mossa

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Mille

Winter Olive Oils Box

6 x 50cl

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Frantoi Summer Oils Box
Summer Olive Oils Box

A superb selection of 6 x 50cl bottles of extra virgin olive oil from six different regions of Italy that are suited to summer dishes, particularly salads, fish, salsa, pesto, grilled food and summer vegetables.

Garda Frantoio di Riva 46°PARALLELO white label

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini S'Ciappau

Tuscany Frantoio Franci Le Trebbiane

Marche Frantoi Gregori Lea

Calabria Frantoi Librandi Carolea

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Grand Cru Cerasuola

Summer Olive Oils Box

6 x 50cl

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Frantoi Delicate Oils Box
Delicate Olive Oils Box

We have designed this box to feature olive oils that are grown within close proximity to water. It influences the style of the oils, they are more subtle and pair well with more delicate ingredients.

Garda Frantoio di Riva 46° PARALLELO white label

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini Extremum

Marche Frantoio Gregori Rosciola

Puglia Frantoio De Carlo Il Classico

Calabria Frantoio Librandi Carolea

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Grand Cru Cerasuola

Delicate Olive Oils Box

6 x 50cl

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Frantoi Shoulder to Toe
Shoulder to Toe Box

This box gives a taste of 3 totally diverse regions and climates of Italy from Liguria in the North, Umbria in the Centre and Sicily in the South. It’s a brilliant addition to an ambitious larder! (3 x 50cl bottles)

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini S'Ciappau

Umbria Frantoio Viola Il Sincero

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Grand Cru Nocellara Etnea

Shoulder to Toe Box

3 x 50cl

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Frantoi Head to Heel
Head to Heel Box

A taste of 3 totally diverse regions and climates of Italy from Garda in the North, Marche in the Centre and Puglia in the South. It’s a brilliant addition to an ambitious larder! (3 x 50cl bottles)

Garda Frantoio di Riva 46°PARALLELO white label

Marche Frantoio Gregori Rosciola

Puglia Frantoio De Carlo Tenuta Torre di Mossa

Head to Heel Box

3 x 50cl

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Frantoi L'Elika box
L'Elika Box

Frantoi L'Elika Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva 3lt

We have searched and searched to find you an Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil that we believe is perfectly suited as a general purpose cooking EVOO.  As with all of our selections, it is extremely fine.  A blend of Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo it has a good backbone and will enhance the nutritional values of your ingredients, particularly vegetables.

We have chosen to offer it in a box because the bag closes around the oil as it empties, preserving its freshness, making it a better choice than a tin.

L’Elika Box

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