Widely-planted olive variety in Tuscany and the Chianti zone. Rather contained growth profile and low vigour. Medium crop and medium-early ripening. Olives are rounded, with a fairly large seed.
The oil is complex and impressive with a colour ranging from pale to intense green. The nose is redolent of artichoke, cardoon, wild herbs, and fresh olive. Cardoon and artichoke return on the palate, which is bitterish and peppery. Perfect oil for soups and grilled meats.