The first monocultivar casaliva branded by Marchese di Canossa has born this year.
The extra virgin olive oil Canossa 1077, obtained by the selection of the Fondo Brè estate olives has been enriched with a novelty this year: 100% exclusively made by Casaliva variety of olives.
As we know, Italy is the country with the greatest amount in terms on numbers of cultivars, ie different varieties of olives. There are more than 530 cultivars in our territory, corresponding to 42% of the world heritage. In order to understand the numbers, just think that in Spain, secondo in then ranking, there are just over 180.
There are cultivars that can be found at a national level (as Leccino, Pendolino or Frantorio), or cultivars that express the features of a certain territory therefore are found exclusively in specific geographical areas: this is the case of the Caaliva variety which os a native species of Garda lake.
For this reason, during the October 2016 harvest, Marchese di Canossa wanted to honor its territory with a new extra virgin olive oil: the Canossa 1077. It has been certified Dop Eastern Garda, in order to combine the olive selection with the Dop certification for a guaranteed quality product for the consumer.
Finally, we wanted to make this bottles more and more special thanks to our most historical label, the sifn of Matilde di Canossa.
History, quality and certification: what else?