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.
A 5-star vintage not seen for some time. A cool and mild spring, which favoured a “Mignola” (flowering) and an abundant fruit set, helped by a warm summer that eliminated the problem of flies, meant that the olives were healthy and already ripe for harvest in October.
Laudemio 2015 has a deep green colour, pleasantly pungent at first taste and stands out for its typical green and fruity notes, and an unmistakable aftertaste of artichoke and freshly cut grass.
Ideal for dressing steamed vegetables, shellfish or legume based soups.