Der Feinschmecker’s annual guide on the best olive oils in the world awarded Chiarentana’s “Confini” with the first prize in the middle-fruited category in 2013, and the third in 2014. Year after year Chiarentana oils have been highly esteemed in the Extravirgin Olive Oil guides of Flos Olei, Gambero Rosso, Slow Food, as well as in the rigorous German-language guide Merum.
Since the inception of its new estate Chiarentana has chosen to dedicate the greatest attention to the production of exceptional olive oil. Techniques maximising flavors and aromas and maintaining long lasting freshness are carefully applied. All forms of oxidation leading to deterioration of quality are avoided, so that the freshness of the oil remains unimpaired for over 2 years. Attention to the smallest details, such as:
harvesting each variety at its ideal moment of maturation
pressing the olives of each variety in the estate press immediately after they have been picked
filtering the resulting oil in a matter of hours
deciding which oils to keep pure and which to blend into three different blends only after each variety of olives has been harvested, pressed and tasted pure.
How to purchase our oils
This year three Chiarentana oils (pure Frantoiano, pure Pendolino and the Chiarentana traditional Tuscan blend) can be bought on line in the US from olio2go.com, the leading source on the Internet for Italian extra virgin olive oil.
If you are in the area, we sell our oils directly at Chiarentana (tel 0578 69100 or mobile 334 2207242) or at La Foce (tel 0578 69101), both in the Val d’Orcia.
Or you can send an email for your order to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t yet know which ones you would like to buy, we will promptly send you a brochure describing the characteristics of each oil and its suggested pairing recipes (“The different oils”) on the next page, as well as the price list. We ship worldwide, and, according to the amounts ordered, we advise clients on shipping costs. Master and Visa cards are accepted.
Tours and oil-tastings
Chiarentana also offers oil-tasting lunches (35 euros) and tastings with pairings (25 euros). Tastings should be booked in advance (email@example.com, or 0578 69101).