The Fonte di Foiano farm was born in the late 70's in Tuscany, in the area of Castagneto Carducci. The olive grove is situated at an altitude between 50 and 150 meters above sea level and consists mainly of centuries-old plants and other plants of about 25/30 years. The varieties of olives produced are the main varieties of Tuscan and indigenous olives such as Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Pendolino, Maurino, Leccio del Corno and others varieties such as Coratina and Picholine.
Harvesting is carried out manually with the aid of facilitators at the time of picking, ie when the olive begins to ripen and changes color from green to black. Olive harvesting is made for separate Cultivar for the production of Monocultivar and Grand Cru and mixing olives for traditional Blend olive oil.
The Frantoio, which is the most important part of Foiano's Source Company, is a modern 2-stage oil mill developed by Toscana Enologica Mori which allows for cold working in a modified atmosphere. Here is the process of transforming olives into oil. Having healthy olives is already an excellent starting point, but it is in the crusher that comes into play the experience and professionalism gained over time.
Oil is not just a simple juice of olives and healthy olives provide only the ingredient to get the oil. With clever processing and knowledge of all variables in the processing process, you will get a product with particular scents and features. Wrinkling, harvesting and incorrect grammage times can also ruin a product made with excellent olives.
In Fonte di Foiano's oil mill there is an extra-storage tank with stainless steel tanks under nitrogen at constant temperature and modern bottling machines.
Awards and Honors:
2017: AWARDED IN THE BEST 20 AS THE BEST COMPANY OF THE YEAR
2018: Awarded in THE BEST 20 as Best Intense Fruity - Top Score 99/100
GUIDE FOR RED GAMBER EXTRAVERGINS
2016: Fonte di Foiano 1979 - 3 leaves
Fonte di Foiano grand cru - 3 leaves
Fonte di Foiano Riflessi - 2 red leaves
special award Fonte di Foiano - BEST COMPANY 2016
2017: 2 oils with 3 leaves and 1 oil with 2 red leaves
Special Prize: Olivicoltori of the Year 2017
International Gold Award
2016: Extravergine 1979: Great Mention Category Fruity Intense
EXTRAVERGINI GUIDE - Slow Food publisher:
2016: Grand Cru 'GREAT OIL'
2017: 3 selected Olive oils, Grand Cru awarded as "Oil that excites us"
COMPETITION THE GOLDEN ORCHESTRA
2016: Great mention 'Grand Cru' Intense fruity
1979 average fruity distinction
NEW YORK OLIVE OIL COMPETITION
2016: Gold Medal
2017: Best in class intense fruity category
LOS ANGELES OLIVE OIL COMPETITION:
2015: 1 gold medal
2015: 1 silver medal
2016: Best in Class - Medium Fruity Gold Medal
INTERNATIONAL AWARD DER FEINSCHMECKER:
2016: 1st ranked light fruity
2016: 2 oils placed in the top 200
2017: 3rd grade light fruity
2017: 5 oils placed in the top 200
2016: 2 Menzioni d'Onorer
2016: 1st ranked Monocultivar in Shelf Life
DOMINA OLIVE OIL COMPETITION
2016: Silver Medal
2017: Gold Medal