Fontanaro has an heritage of 5 generation of passion for Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil.
The Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil of il Fontanaro is named “Olio della Pace”, Olive Oil of peace”, in honor of our village, Paciano, the village of peace.
Fontanaro olive oil, Olio della Pace is a 2017 Slow Food Presidium.
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The rolling Umbrian hills are the perfect terrain for olive tree cultivation, mainly on our hills surrounding the Trasimeno lake where Fontanaro, Fonte Cicerum, Fonte girasole Tartagli are located. Here the mild climate and the rich soil provide high organoleptic features.
Our prize-winning, extra-virgin olive oil is rated among the best in Italy by the official national guide of the Italian Association of Olive Oil Sommeliers, Slow Food, Gambero Rosso, Extraverginity.com, Culinary Institute of America, 3E and more. In 2016 we achieved the following gold medal:
NYIOOC-New York International Olive Oil Competition 2016.
LONDON #IOOC 2016, London International Olive oil Competition
Jerusalem International Olive Oil contest – Gold medal extra virgin organic olive oil 2016.
Slow Food awarded Il Fontanaro Extra Virgin Olive with the the Snail 2016, (18 Snail among 745 companies selected by Slow Food)
Fontanaro Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil has less acidity than regular extra virgin. The lower the acidity, the higher the quality.
Description of the sensory profiles of Fontanaro Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil
“This oil is strongly characterised by the freshly mown grass odour. Artichoke, green olive and fresh almond add complexity to the flavour. The south side of the spider plot with bitterness and the complex of chemesthetic sensations of pungency and peppery set the intense sensory background of this oil”
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Our product is tested by the laboratory of the Chamber of Commerce Laboratory of Firenze every year. The results show very low acidity and very rich in polyphenols, important for the protection of the cardio-vascular system.
Our oil is a blend of Dolce Agogia, Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino olives.
Our oil has a very fruity taste with bitter and spicy notes and is very rich of unique flavors. In our own mill, the cold press process is applied within four hours of the olive picking to guarantee the very best quality oil.
During the different phases of olive oil production, the temperature is kept at a constant level below 26°C, ensuring a harmonic composition of the different flavors that make our oil so special.
All our guests are invited to visit the mill and to a lesson of the art of making the best olive oil!
Fontanaro is also registered with the number of 12452846826 at the Department of Health and Human Services – Food and Drug Administration.
We can ship our products all over the world by Mail Box Int.
To achieve our goal of producing the ultimate quality olive oil we control the entire process from the manual harvesting according to old tradition to the processing with our state of the art mill.
The advantage of having our own mill on the farm allows us to immediately press the olives maintaining the integrity of the final product with the highest nutritional benefits and flavors.
Being environmentally conscious, we are self sufficient producing with solar cells enough electricity to run the mill and the farm.
Our olive oil is included in the AIS Oil guide, with the maximum rank of 5 drops as well as in the Slow Food Guide to Extra virgin olive oil.
Fontanaro olive oil is available for tasting at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). One of the only 3 among the thousands Italian brands
Lucia and Alina are also Olive Oil Sommellier .
Our oil is the result of a production of top quality olive groves not comparable to any kind of industrial production.
Plants from which we extract Fontanaro olive oil are grown on sunny slopes, far from factories and traffic congested roads, in an unpolluted natural environment.
At our farm we are totally committed to protect and respect the environment; we produce electricity with solar cells, we recoup the rain water for irrigation, and mainly use wood for heating.
We recycle all the garbage and we don’t use any chemicals.
We return the residues of the oil processing as natural fertilizer to the soil.
Our oil has a very fruity taste with bitter and spicy notes and is very rich of unique flavors. In our own mill, the cold press process is applied within 6 hours of the olive picking to guarantee the very best quality oil.
During the different phases of olive oil production, the temperature is kept at a constant level below 25°C, ensuring a harmonic composition of the different flavors that make our oil so special.
Our mill is “OLIOMIO FARM” wich works up to 350 kg of olives per hour.
It is produced by TEM (Florence) Continuous automatic machine for extracting top extra virgin olive oil, entirely made of AISI 304 STAINLESS STEEL. It is composed by crusher, mixer, decanter, waste discharge pump and oil recovery vat. It operates with 2 phase ( with no water added to the process). The Grinder, with an inverter which allows to determinate the speed, according with the kind of olives and the results we want to achieve is an impeller with notched knifes.
The paste produced is then into the 2 kneading upright machine (Gramole). We have chosen the upright kneading machine to reduce the oxidation of the paste.
Then the extraction with a horizontal decanter OLIO MIO is the ideal system for the production of top quality oil in safe, easy, automatic way and is particularly suited to producers of organic oil.
We filter the oil immediately after the pressing, and it is kept in Stainless steel container of 500 and 1000 litres protected from oxidation with nitrogen and with controlled temperature.