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.
It’s been an atypical year for tuscan olive growing: the cold winter delayed the flowering phase, while one of the hottest summers of the past few years caused the maturation and harvest – which was plentiful and of excellent quality – to come as early as the first days of October.
Laudemio 2017 confirms its beautiful and intense green colour and intense fresh fruit aromas. The typical Laudemio flavour notes are all present but with a slightly less spicy profile when compared to previous years.
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.