In medieval times the term laudemio indicated the part of the harvest reserved for the feudal lord. As the best part of the harvest, the ‘Laudemio’ was offered to the nobleman and the name has by now become a byword for prestige and quality. Today Laudemio is the name of a consortium created in 1986 to attain the highest quality olive oil setting rules more restrictive than the current general regulations. Laudemio Frescobaldi is produced from the olive harvested by hand and milled the same day at a controlled temperature at the property’s own mill. It represents the highest expression of olive oil; intense and brilliant green with a marked perfumes of mown grass and artichoke, a very intense and typically spicy flavour.
This year’s olive harvest will be plentiful, of good quality and defined by a balanced taste profile. Compared to 2015, the season began earlier due to the sudden arrival of colder weather, which sped up the ripening of the olives and allowed for them to be harvested in October.
Laudemo 2016 isa beautiful, crisp green color with the unmistakable fruity aroma of green apples and distinctive artichoke scents. The perfect mix of the right amount of bitter and spicy makes this a rather unique Tuscan oil.
An excellent condiment for dishes that aren’t too savoury, such as boiled potatoes, beans, steamed and grilled vegetables as well as dressing for bean soups or fish dishes.