Monovarietal Raggia Olive Oil from Le Marche
The Frantoio Montedoro produces wonderful blended extra virgin olive oil in the central Le Marche region of Ancona, but their limited production of monovarietal Raggia di Montedoro extra virgin olive oil is truely outstanding and has a subtle aroma of grass mixed with walnuts.
Frantoio Montedoro was established in 1998, their goal to produce outstanding extra virgin olive oil from this beautiful part of Italy and take full advantage of the fertile soil and excellent climate in this part of Le Marche.
The olive mill and the trees of the frantoio are deep in the beautiful Le Marche countryside in the area of the quiet villages of Montedoro and Roncitelli and just in land from the Adriatic resort of Senigallia. In the surrounding countryside are also the groves of the small cooperative of farmers who supply some of the olives to the mill for processing into their normal blended olive oil as well as their lovely Raggia extra virgin olive oil.
Frantoio Montedoro prides itself with the care it takes in the production of all their extra virgin olive oils and this care extends all the way through from the care and pruning of the trees to the harvest and the final production of their olive oil at the mill for bottling.
Their Raggia di Montedoro extra virgin olive oil allows the consumer to purchase a monovaietal oil made only from the Raggia variety of olive which is only really grown in this part of Italy. By growing and using the Raggia variety of olive, Frantoio Montedoro shows how the production of monovarietal olive oils can result in olive oils of outstanding quality and freshness. Raggia di Montedoro is a very fruity olive oil of a crystal green colour, intense aroma of fresh grass to the nose, and sweetness with hints of walnuts and hazelnuts to the palate.
The Frantoio has picked up many awards over the years and are very involved with promoting Le Marche olive oils to countries outside of Italy, including Australia and northern Europe. The dynamic young team who now run the business actively encourage visits from educational establishments such as local schools and colleges and also are active in arranging tours for visitors from other parts of Italy and indeed from all over the world. We at Olivaverde are proud to know and be involved with frantoio Montedoro and to also be the only suppliers of their fine extra virgin Raggia di Montedoro olive oil in the UK and Ireland.