PRETUZIANO COLLINE TERAMANE DOP (TERAMO ABRUZZO)
A premier olive oil of the Abruzzo region made in the Teramo area. The fact that the sub-region of Teramo runs from the higher altitude (cooler winds) of the base of the Gran Sasso mountain range all the way to the Adriatic (warmer winds) provides a great terrier for both olive oil & wine. This range of mountains descending into seas provides a large band of temperature variances from day to night and season to season which results in olive oils & wines with a rich character deriving from soil rich in clay, limestone & mineral rich sand. Enjoy the rich structured flavor of Frantoio Montecchia's Abruzzo masterpiece.
The Pretuziano delle Colline Teramane DOP has strict standards on olive cultivation and utilization. In order to guarantee a desired balanced profile that is true to this historic olive oil zone it is required to blend the olives Dritta, Leccino & Frantoio for at least 75% of the blend. Up to 25 % could be local olives such as Tortiglione, Carboncella or Castiglionese.
Producer: Frantoio Montecchia (Teramo, Abruzzo)
Color: Yellow with green highlights
Olive variety: Dritta, Leccino, Frantioi and the limited production Tortiglione
Flavor: balanced medium + intensity Arugula, tarragon, green apple, almond, & peperoncino