The experience focuses on the typical product of Seggiano, a characteristic village in the Monte Amiata area in the province of Grosseto: the Seggianese olive.
We will begin with a walk among the cool olive tree branches in the Parco degli Ulivi Millenari, set in the landscape of Podere Montale.
The guide will introduce you to this wild variety of olive tree, which is exclusively present on the slopes of Mount Amiata, in a cool climate marked by a significant temperature range. The tour will focus on the physical characteristics of the plant, its massive size, its thousand-year-old age, the climatic environment, the little maintenance required and the olive harvesting techniques.
During this walk, you can admire these beautiful plants, true natural sculptures shaped by centuries.
Crossing the vineyard, you will return to the winery and then access the panoramic terrace overlooking the Val d’Orcia. In this breathtaking panorama, various typologies of Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be served for tasting, differing in geographical origin.
There are two tasting sessions available: Podere Montale’s Special Mention Seggianese Extra Virgin Olive Oil and three other oils from the same CRU (plot of land); Podere Montale’s Special Mention Seggianese Extra Virgin Olive Oil and three olive oils from three different regions of Italy.
The guide, after introducing you to the olive milling process, will explain how to recognise the differences between the different Olive Oils in the tasting, based on territory and soil. In addition, he will illustrate Olive Oil tasting techniques, which differ from those of wine.