PODERE COGNO - PODERE COGNO'S EXTRA VIRGIN ORGANIC OLIVE OIL
Cogno is a small organic farm, in a blessed position at the heart of Chianti
Cogno there are traces of human presence since the Etruscans, as witnessed by
archaeological findings in the fields, and
during the past centuries this valley, protected from the north winds and
rich in water, always farmed olives.
the Sixties, Podere Cogno was radically ameliorated respecting the ecosystem and
covering today’s eleven hectares.
studies and analyses of land prove that both soil and climate naturally
favour superior quality extra virgin organic olive oil production and show how
natural it is to use biological techniques, on account of the absence of
diseases and parasites.
olive groves are surrounded by thick oak forest which protects them from other
crops and regulate the thermoregulation.
family personally care and follow all the various stages, from pruning through
harvesting, strictly by hand, to cold pressing, from storage in the farm’s
cellars up to bottling and marketing.
Cogno Olive Oil is a “hand made” oil, and it is the result of a strong
connection between product and land.
aim is to offer an absolutely biological, genuine and natural product: our oil
is obtained exclusively from cold pressing of olives, harvested from the 3045
olive trees cultivated on Cogno's 11 Ha of olive groves, without any addition
or blending whatsoever.
the pressing of the olives undergoes no modification, the main standards of the
oil are unchanging – with very low acidity and high values of polyphenols and
tocopherols -, although the summer climate may cause slight difference in taste.
high quality and genuineness of this product are assured by the excellent
ecosystem, the great care in cultivation, a “family” run system, and the
love and passion with which all the production process is followed: all the
above make Podere Cogno olive oil unique.