A true precursor of the excellence of Italian extra virgin olive oil: in medieval times the name Laudemio indicated the part of the harvest reserved for the landowner. He received the best part of the harvest called “Laudemio”, and the term has been synonymous with value and quality ever since. Already in that time, the Frescobaldi family produced olive oil in Tuscany.
Characteristics of Laudemio Frescobaldi oil
What first catches the eye is the packaging of this product, unusual, original and especially elegant. The choice of an iconic octagonal shaped bottle with a retro design similar to that of a French perfume, was designed to underline and reinforce the excellence of Laudemio. The facets and the transparent glass enhance the colour and the luminous highlights of the oil. Each bottle shows the harvest vintage. This characteristic of Laudemio differentiates it from common extra virgin olive oils. The bottles are packaged in individual cardboard boxes to protect the Laudemio from the effects of light. Once opened, it is advisable to always put it back in the special packaging and store it in a cool place away from heat sources. Laudemio Frescobaldi oil is particularly clear, emerald green in colour and has an aroma of fresh-cut grass and artichokes. On the palate it has a very intense flavour of fresh fruit and a pleasantly spicy aftertaste and has a minimum acidity of less than 0.2%. (Source: La cucina italiana).How to tell if an oil is good?
"Let's start with three senses: sight, smell and taste. On viewing, there must be brilliance and clarity: a high quality oil must be transparent. We Tuscans prefer the colour to be bright emerald green ... The more intense the colour, the younger the oil. But that doesn’t mean that in the following months, when the colour is less vivid, the oil isn’t as good. The important thing is that it is not cloudy or dull. If the oil is cloudy, it is not perfect," explains Matteo Frescobaldi.Laudemio Frescobaldi Awards and Recognitions
2005, 2006, 2007: 5 Gocce, Associazione Italiana Sommelier
2005, 2011: 3 Olive, Slow Food
2010: Olio dell’Emozione, Slow Food
2015, 2018, 2019, 2020: Grande Olio, Slow Food
2019: Best Of, Armonia
2020: 3 Foglie, Gambero Rosso
2020: Best Olive Oil & Wine, Gambero Rosso
2020: Bicchiere D’Oro, Milan International Olive Oil Award
1997: # 1 Tuscan Oil, Wine Spectator, USA
2001: Best Olive Oil, Summer Fancy Food Show, New York, USA
2009, 2018, 2020: One of The Best Olive Oils, Der Feinshmecker, Germany
2011, 2018: Silver Award, Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, USA
2017, 2020: Bronze Award, Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, USA
2017, 2019, 2020: Gold Award, New York International Olive Oil Competition, USA
2019: Silver Medal, Olive Japan, Japan
2020: Gold Medal, Olive Japan, Japan
2019: 1 Star, Great Taste, UK
2020: Gold Medal, EVO International Olive Oil Contest
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