“Villa Magra Grand Cru” is produced from the best fruits of Villa Magra olive grove in Tuscany, Italy.
Founded in 1958, Frantoio Franci is set in Montenero d’Orcia, a small hilltop town on the slopes of the Amiata Mountains, overlooking the splendid valley of the River Orcia in Tuscany, Italy. In that year the brothers Franco and Fernando Franci purchased the famous Villa Magra olive grove proceeding to transform the old barn into an oil-mill. The year 1995 marks a turning-point in the history of the family firm; it sees the beginning of the precious collaboration between Fernando, with his lifetime of experience, and his son Giorgio, who was to bring a new lease of energy and his modern business skills. Their main priority was to establish a place for their oil on the international market. However, it was clear from the outset that the direct sale of their oil would neither fulfil this ambition nor guarantee their oil-mill the future they hoped for.
As a natural evolution of the new philosophy, new objectives were developed, and the concept of ‘Cru’ emerged. In 2000 Villa Magra Gran Cru was born, the best of the olives from the Chiusello grove, a micro-area where terrain and vegetation have very special features. This extra virgin is the result of a series of extremely careful selections. It is singled out for its elegance, smoothness and aroma, together with its exceptional chemical spectrum: more than 540 mg/kg of polyphenoils (expressed in caffeic acid) guarantee an outstanding antioxidant content. Villa Magra Gran Cru is produced only in the best years and every single bottle is numbered up to a maximum of 2,100 liters.
This exquisite Tuscan EVOO is the recipient of numerous awards and is simply excellence in a bottle from Frantoio Franci.