When we talk about “extra virgin” we should always bear in mind the differences between an olive oil and another. The same occurs when talking about “olive”, as if it were just one kind of tree. Indeed many varieties of olive trees exist, and they are called cultivar. “Leccino”, “Moraiolo” and “Frantoio” are the most important and the most traditional cultivar in Tuscany and in the Montalbano area.
Each cultivar has its own specificities and characteristics; furthermore the territory and its microclimate have influence on cultivars.
The cultivars we have at La Cavallina are Arancino, Leccino, Moraiolo and Frantoio. Their qualities and characteristics are combined harmonically in a very peculiar blend.