About the producer, Il Quercetano:
The agricultural company “il Quercetano” was founded in 2020 with the idea of safeguarding the olive biodiversity of the production area and with the aim of producing a superior quality extra virgin olive oil rich in flavours and scents.
The company logic is based on the recovery of the Quercetano olive groves, now abandoned, restoring value to the landscape.
Their oil is produced in the hinterland of Versilia, an ancient landscape protected by the Apuan Alps and caressed by the tramontana wind and sea breezes. Here are the centuries-old olive groves of the
Plain of Querceta.
The Olivo Quercetano cultivar is a strong, vigorous native variety with a characteristic upward tendency and pendulous young branches. The leaves are long and narrow. The olive is small, ovoid in shape
ovoid. Because of the small size of the olive, it is attacked by the fly (if present) late and therefore preserves a better quality.
The “il Quercetano” company is part of the new community linked to the protection and enhancement of this ancient and valorisation of this ancient variety that is characteristic of upper Versilia.
Since 2021 it has been included in the list of the Slow Food Editore guide to extra virgin olive oils.