Toscano PGI – Castello di Meleto

ProducerCastello di Meleto
Crop Year2020/2021
CultivarFrantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Pendolino
RegionToscana (Gaiole in Chianti – SI)
Harvesting MethodManual
Extraction MethodContinuous – Cold Extracted
Millingwithin 24h from harvesting
CertificationOrganic & PGI
Tasted onFeb 2021

Thank you to Castello di Meleto for sending us their Toscano IGP organic EVOO.

EVOO – Food pairing advice: Castello di Meleto

Poised between past and future, the hills of Chianti always manage to express unique scents, flavours and colours, which vary from hill to hill, farm to farm. The extra virgin olive oil by Castello di Meleto – which ever since 1200 welcomes travelers arriving to the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti – is gentle and never intrusive, it reflects the classicism of its territory, and has in itself the notes of vegetable and almond aromas often expressed by the Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Pendolino blends; the company’s attention to the biodiversity of its olive groves, combined with its strictly organic philosophy, seem as to have been rewarded by nature, as shown by the EVOO’s delicate fruitiness and floral aromas. Castello di Meleto is the welcoming, relaxing and natural side of Tuscany.

Appearance & Visual Analysis

The colour of Castello di Meleto EVO oil is a lively mix of lemon yellow and lime green.

Scents & Olfactory analysis

To the nose, Castello di Meleto organic extra virgin olive oil is very delicate, and can be classified as light fruity; notes of lettuce, green olive, olive leaf and sweet almond are all perceived in the EVOO’s aroma, and are further enriched by a bouquet of white flowers notes of flavour, fine aromas of yellow apple, and a light hint of green banana.

Tasting: Aromas & Flavours

Pungency

Bitterness

To the taste, Castello di Meleto organic extra virgin olive oil bitter and pungent sensations are of light and comparable intensity; among the perceived aromas, we find notes of thistle, lettuce, green olive, sweet almond and pine nut. At the end, a light scent of rosemary.

We love it with…

Learn how to pair food and EVOO with our BEA Method.

Excellent on fish and vegetarian appetizers, egg-based recipes (e.g. savory rustic pie), first courses, or vegetable topped pizza; try it also with tomato-based first courses, and white meat. Castello di Meleto extra virgin olive oil does not bond well with strong flavours, but pairs fine with recipes of balanced and gentle flavour.

Castello di Meleto

For over a thousand years, Castello di Meleto has dominated its lands and vineyards.
Guardian of a unique landscape in the world, our Castle and its charm unchanged over time give peace and serenity to visitors. A place where you can experience Chianti Classico at first hand in an ancient and dynamic reality at the same time. Today Castello di Meleto is an authentic oasis where you can spend unforgettable moments surrounded by the Tuscan hills. A magical place where good wine, good food, nature and relaxation meet, and where you can create memories which remain indelible in time. You cannot miss a visit to the Castle and our historic wine cellar, where we will take you on a journey to discover their secrets, to conclude with a glass of Chianti Classico.
And for those seeking moments of pure relaxation, in the silence and peace of the unspoilt nature of Chianti, our estate houses rooms and residences where the canopy beds, exposed beams and terracotta floors bring back the atmosphere of the past, guardians of the ancient history of our Castle.

Castello di Meleto
Località Castello di Meleto
53013 Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
Toscana – Italia
+39 0577 749129
Castello di Meleto website

Terroir & Region

Tuscany

Throughout history, Tuscany’s world-renewed hills have inspired painters, travellers and poets. Today these landscapes are widely cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, which fits so perfectly harmonic in the scene that it seems like they were painted in the scenery. Almost 119 olive varieties can be found in Tuscany.

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Cultivar / Olive Variety

Blend

Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Pendolino.
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