We are so lucky to get an allocation of this very special extra virgin olive oil from Decimi, one of the premier olive oil producers in Umbria, Italy.
This extra virgin olive oil is comprised of Moraiolo (80%), and ancient Umbrian olive (20%) varietals
We only received 6 bottles!
This oil is designated as a Slow Food Presidio product — a benchmark for small-scale producers that helps consumers identify Presidia products and protect themselves from an increasing number of imitations on the market.
In Bettona, Umbria, Graziano Decimi of Decimi Olive Oil has evolved his family passion for artisan workmanship into a state-of-the-art olive oil press that is fully integrated into his home and family life.
Graziano started his working life in the Italian world of Italian shoes and rebuilding rural homes, understanding quality of production - but not yet as it applied to olive oil.
In 2004 an olive oil tasting which paired different oils with complimentary foods changed his life. He understood at that moment the richness that the olive trees surrounding his ancestral Umbrian home could produce. Gradually he transitioned from building homes and local buildings to converting his own home and olive oil mill into the best press he could have, in order to create the best possible olive oil. He was a diligent student of olive oil, machinery, and olive tree farming for 4 years before he received his first award in 2008.
Over the years Graziano - and now his wife Romina and daughter Margherita have never ceased to grow and learn. They bought lands in the San Felice locality and began to work with local tree owners, steadily improving their craft. Later Graziano met Giorgio Mori (who also works with our Madonna dell’Olivo) who taught him the art of batch processing olives per harvest and variety, to make an oil of the day and of the moment.
Produced and bottled by Decimi with olives grown, harvested, and pressed at the Decimi Estate in Italy.
500 milliliter (16.8 ounce) bottle