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Size: 8.45 fl ozs
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Alfonso Priorelli DOP Umbria Colli del Trasimeno EVOO in Tin
Umbria has five DOP denominations for varieties of olive oils: Colli Orvietani, Colli Martani, Colli Amerini, Colli di Assisi Spoleto, and Colli del Trasimeno. Colli del Trasimeno is produced in the Upper Tiber Valley, "Il Perugino" and the Trasimeno Lake. Colli de Trasimeno must be made with a minimum of Moraiolo and Dolce Agogia 15%, Leccino and/or Frantoio 65%. If other varieties are used, they cannot be more than 20% in order to maintain its DOP status. The balanced combination of these olives produces a lovely, fruity oil with a light bitter, spicy flavor.

In 1890, at the age of 20, Alfonso Priorelli inherited Podere Castagna Alta Estate from his father. This stunning estate is the "Green Heart" of Umbria amidst the hills of Assisi, Gubbio and Perugia. The estate had seen better days, but the land was good thanks to its clay soil and southern facing slopes providing the ideal conditions for olive growing, in particular frantoio, moraiolo, leccino and dolce agogia. Alfonso reclaimed the land and the 18th century olive trees and planted more. Eventually he reaped his rewards by creating the perfect oil that he called "my green oil".

Today Podere Castagna is run by Alfonso's great grandsons, Massimo and Paolo Pencelli. They planted more trees and have modernized the facility but have remained true to their great grandfather's goal of creating the perfect oil. Their labels are one of a kind, to remember and celebrate their origins Massimo and Paolo decided to use real pictures from the family album.