Visibly limpid, the oil is an intense golden yellow with pale green nuances. The ample, embracing aroma comes with elegant vegetal notes of artichoke, wild cardamon, celery, lettuce and strong herbal hints of rosemary and field balm. Its taste is fine, and has personality, endowed with tones of green tomato and a dried fruit finish. Bitter and piquant, decisive and well-balanced, it is excellent on bean salads, fresh salmon, octopus marinade, mushroom soups, first courses with clams or mussels, roast fish, grilled red meats and hard mature cheeses such as parmesan and pecorino.
The Giachi family (pronounced Jacky) runs a small farm situated in Mercatale Val di Pesa in the beautiful, green Florentine hills of Chianti Classico, and for several generations has been producing and marketing high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The family-owned firm is known for its constant, reliable production, and continuing their traditional ways to achieve a superb flavored product, essential in Tuscan cooking.