Greve in Chianti, 12 June 2020 The Pruneti Extra Gallery reopens its doors with Extra – Movida and offers food lovers the pleasure of enjoying an oil cocktail in the temple of extra oil virgin olive oil culture – Greve in Chianti. An ideal opportunity to live an alternative experience with family and friends with the utmost respect for everyones’ personal safety! “We are ready to move on to Phase 3, to bring the Pruneti Extra Gallery back to life and, with it, the many paths of discovery that we offer our visitors. Fortunately, we have ample indoor and outdoor spaces, a fact which permits us to offer personalized experiences to all lovers of extra virgin olive oil with total respect for social distancing,” underlines Gionni Pruneti. “We have created,” specifies Paolo Pruneti, “a detailed reopening plan. We begin on Saturday, Jun 13 with the opening of our Shop on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., giving clients the opportunity to taste and buy the Pruneti Extra Virgin olive oil collection and the Extra Gallery Made with Oil collection.” “On June 20 th , 21 st , 27 th and 28 th , Saturday and Sunday night of the two following weekends, we invite fans of the aperitif and mix-oil-ogy connoisseurs to the ExtraGallery Cocktail Experience in which we offer a shot of the three Pruneti Monocultivars – Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino – in the Olive Oil Spritz, Bloody Mary, Oliveto and many others … Accompanied, naturally, by specialty gourmet appetizers from the Pruneti Made with Oil collection.” The Pruneti Extra – Movida represents a new trend that guarantees the fun and pleasure of a cocktail or an aperitif, respecting the culture of good and healthy nutrition. “Saturday, July 4 we will return to our normal opening hours,” continues Paolo Pruneti, “and for Pruneti it will truly be Independence Day, a date that signals an exit from the Covid crisis (or maybe “lockdown”) and a return to the path we embarked upon in June 2019. It will finally be possible to explore the secrets of the perfect food/oil combination – each oil of the Pruneti collection in combination with the dishes of our culinary tradition and how Pruneti oil becomes the essential complementary ingredient.” “The Pruneti Extra Floor Private Experience will also again be available,” concludes Gionni Pruneti, “an option that is tailor-made for those looking to customize their Pruneti experience with attention to every detail for a dinner or an exclusive event.”
It is a superior category of olive oil obtained directly from olives and is extracted by solely mechanical means. It may contain free acidity expressed as oleic acid at a maximum of 0.8g per 100g and must be free of organoleptic defects.
There are organoleptic properties that, through professional tasting, permit us to distinguish an excellent extra virgin olive oil from one of medium industrial production. Contrary to common belief, the color of an extra virgin olive oil is not a guarantee of its quality.
To produce an excellent extra virgin olive oil, it is not enough to just have the raw material and production machinery. What is essential is the expertise, the specific knowledge, integration of new technologies and then a lot of passion. For this reason, for over 160 years, 365 days a year, we take care of our 30,000 olive trees in the heart of Chianti Classico, and we produce extra virgin olive oil following a 100% Pruneti production chain. Each phase of the production is carefully controlled in every single detail: from the harvesting and care of the fields to the pressing and bottling, to the sale to the Pruneti consumer.
The natural oxidation process of extra virgin olive oil causes the disappearance of the aromas and flavors that characterize it. This is known as the aging of the oil. It is not possible to eliminate this process, but to ensure our customers a product that maintains the organoleptic properties for as long as possible we use dark glass bottles. We also preserve the extra virgin olive oil under nitrogen to eliminate oxygen. In addition, after pressing, the oil is filtered and exposure to sources of heat and light is avoided.
A bottle of extra virgin olive oil must be kept away from light, air and heat sources. This helps preserve its nutritional and organoleptic integrity. To make sure that our oil remains unchanged until the moment of opening, we use a nitrogen bottling line that injects a minimum amount inside each bottle. Additionally, we pack our extra virgin olive oil inside dark colored bottles or special light-filtering packaging.
In the SHOP section we have created filters that can guide you in purchasing the extra virgin olive oil that best suits your tastes and those of your loved ones.
No, extra virgin olive oil is a food characterized by natural, fresh and herbaceous aromas and flavors. Extra virgin olive oil is a fundamental ingredient in the preparation of a dish, and can be responsible for its success. For this reason it is important to taste and know an oil before using it, so as to combine its characteristics with the most suitable foods.
Because we guarantee excellence at all phases of production, starting from top quality 100% Italian Olive Oil to the bottle that you find on the dining table
On the page dedicated to the individual product you can find detailed descriptions of each of our products. If you prefer, on the Shop page you can filter the products according to the parameters that best suit your needs.
Yes, we guarantee delivery within the indicated times
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