FONTE DI FOIANO
Fonte di Foiano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A healthy olive is imperative to obtain a good quality product, but we feel this is not enough. Our philosophy is to go beyond. The entire production process – from the picking of the olives to bottling, happens in our estate where the precious work of the mill combines with modern technologies, like the cold extraction under modified atmosphere.
“I strongly believe that the respect for the plant and its natural cycles is essential to get the most out of the olive tree. Also, our constant presence in the olive grove is very important in order to understand when a tree needs special care.”
“High quality olive oil starts with healthy olives, however production process, storing and bottling under modified atmosphere – and all carried out inside the company, are also vital steps to obtain the best results”.
It was 1979 when Michele Di Gaetano, together with his wife Marina, chose Bolgheri to fulfill a life’s dream: have their own farm. They took care of the secular olives trees already present in their grove, planted new ones and then they built the mill.
With passion and tenacity, Paolo, Simone and their sister Beatrice were able to turn their parent’s business into a state-of-the-art production reality, always looking towards perfection.
THE OLIVE GROVE
The Olive Grove is made up of 29 hectares, with 8,000 trees planted at an altitude that varies between 50 and 150 meters above sea level. The area enjoys a mild microclimate, the absence of excessive temperature changes favours the cultivation of the olive tree both from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.
THE OLIVE OIL MILL
Our state-of-the-art olive oil mill allows us to cold press our olives. The entire processing cycle is strictly monitored. Storage and bottling are carried out into controlled temperature rooms, and the aid of inert gas helps to protect the product’s organoleptic and chemical features.
At current, we export to over 30 countries around the world, thanks to the high quality of our olive oil. Whether they are blends or mono-varietal oils, our products are all extra virgin olive oils of extraordinary quality, award-winning by the best worldwide tasting panels and by the most important guides to Extra Virgin olive oil.