The Canossa, whose roots can be traced to the 9th century, is one of the Italy’s oldest and most illostrious families. The most famous event occurred in 1077 during the Investiture Controversy, when the Great Countess Matilda mediated between Pope Gregory VII and the Emperor Henry IV in the famous episode known as the “Humiliation of Canossa”.
The Canossa family has always been close to agriculture and has been a keen supporter of the reclamation tecnique on its lands. The entrust system of the raclaimed lands, known as “Compartecipanze Matildiche”, provided a nine-year rotation in the land allocated to the farmers. A thousand years later, this type of organization still exists.
The Fondo Brè
Fondo Brè is an unique and generous land of 170 hectars overlooking the eastern shores of Lake Garda. Over 4000 olive trees are cultivated here. These are mainly of the Casaliva variety, as suggested by the Garda DOP oil Producers Association. There are also other varieties such as Fort, Leccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino.
Today the Marchese Guidalberto di Canossa carries on his family’s long tradition of farming following the family business, including the Fondo Brè, located by the Garda Lake between Garda and Torri del Benaco in the province of Verona.
from the production
The outcome is an extraordinary extra virgin olive oil of exceptional taste and texture, gift of the estate of Fondo Brè.
Our Olives Oil
DOP Marchese di Canossa
The Dop Marchese di Canossa is a certified Dop Garda Orientale extra virgin olive oil, obtained from the processing of the Fondo Brè estate olives, characterized by an excellent geographic position: an altitude of 300 meters above sea level facing West on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, between the towns of Torri Del Benaco and Garda.
DOP Fondo Brè
Inglese The Fondo Brè DOP is a “delicate green fruity extra virgin olive oil with floral scents and clear notes of green apple, thistle and vegetables. Hints of dried fruit, accentuated by a gentle spicy and a delicate bitter note that remains in the background (cit. Guida agli extravergini d’Italia 2015 – Slow Food).
DOP Fondo Brè – La Latta
Inglese Since the 2015/16 campaign, DOP certified extra virgin olive oil can also be packaged in cans, which is why a more convenient format has been created for daily consumption both in restaurants and at home with the family.