Santedame was acquired at the beginning of 1988. Top quality olives allow Ruffino to produce Laudemio, the ultimate concept of extra-virgin olive oil made in central Tuscany according to strict regulations. The project aims to promote Tuscan olive oil.
The olive groves belong to the Santedame estate in the Castellina in Chianti municipality, province of Siena, on high-lying hills with impoverished soils, at 310-400 metres above sea level. Hand and pole harvested, the olives are pressed within 24 hours of being picked. Continuous cycle extraction and light filtration within 12 hours.
Acid green with intense lemon yellow highlights.
Bold tomato leaf aromas, followed by a touch of artichoke and cardoon.
Gentle and enveloping, full and opulenta t first. The finish acquires elegance with a long bitterish ending. Very subtle piquant touch to close.
Full tasting Notes
The prestige comes from the strict regulations for growing, harvesting and pressing the olives which make Laudemio.
Tartare and grilled meats, hearty vegetable and bean soups.