The farm is set on the slopes of the hills that rise from Antella to Fontesanta and spreads over a fifteenth-century settlement, constituting a hunting lodge in the past and now noble home, called l’Uccellare. Hence, the name of the oil produced on the hilly land owned by the company.
The ICEA certified olive grove present over approximately 50 hectares consists mainly of Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoia cultivars and gives rise to a green oil at the right stage of ripeness; spicy and balanced with light notes of bitter almond and slight final aftertaste of artichoke.
The olives which are handpicked in the period from late October to late November are then pressed within the day in the company’s own olive mill. The extraction process used is a continuous cycle with a controlled temperature not exceeding 27°. The olive grove is run according to a certified method of organic production with the aim of producing an oil of extremely high quality, without olive storage and without the use of chemicals, pesticides or GMOs. L’Uccellare adheres with the Consorzio per la tutela dell’olio extra vergine di oliva toscano IGP (The Union for the Protection of Tuscan IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and all of our products can be ordered with the Tuscan brand.
The company’s organic extra virgin oil has been selected several times at a provincial and regional level by the CCIAA (Chamber of Commerce), promoting agriculture. It is also present on the Guida ai grandi oli d’Italia – Bibenda Editore, Associazione Italiana Sommelier Roma (Guide to Great Italian Oils – Bibenda Publishers, Italian Sommelier Association Rome), and on the Merum and Slow Food guide.
In 2014, it received the Quality Oil Certificate by the prestigious German guide MERUM, which has become a reference point for Italian excellence in the world of oil and wine.
The 2014-2015 range of L’Uccellare branded products consists of “ClassicBio” bottles available in 0.75, 0.50, 0.25 and 0.10 liters; of Bio cans in 5, 0.50, 0.25 and 0.10 liters and of the “Acciaio Bio” bottle 0.25 liters.
Thanks to the union with “Le Sorelle”, a Florentine company and producer of household, garden, cosmetics and above all dining items, the Made in Tuscany Gift was born: elegant, original and high quality gifts which combine L’Uccellare oil with Uashmama bags and the line of body products made from extra virgin olive oil.
The L’Uccellare Company offers courses in olive oil tasting run by its specialized personnel registered with the Chamber of Commerce in Florence.
The estate also offers a very evocative and interesting cultural wine and food route which includes a visit to the Strada dell’Olio (Oil Road), the Mill (in the period from October to December), the old storage cellar where the company show room can be found and the prestigious collection of carriages. A journey which involves the five senses in an extraordinary mix of scents, colors, sounds and tastes surrounded by true Tuscan nature.