Mannucci-Droandi Extra Virgin Olive Oil is governmentally certified as both D.O.P. and organic, making it a rare gem among olive oils. D.O.P. stands for Denominazione d'Origine Protetta (Protected Designation of Origin) and is a classification system recognized by the European Union authenticating the unique qualities of gourmet food products based on their geographic region of origin. To the eye it is an intense golden-green, full and elegant, and its aromas are rich in notes of artichoke and rosemary. The flavor is complex yet balanced, beginning with freshly-picked field herbs and finishing with sweet almonds and pepper. Excellent on everything from bruschette to antipasti to main dishes, and it is consistently rated among the finest oils in Italy. The wine and olive oil producing traditions of the Mannucci-Droandi farm date back generations to the marriage of the Mannucci family, landowners in Tuscany's Valdarno zone, and the Droandi family, farmers in the Carmignano zone nearby. Today, Robert Droandi tends to his Maraiolo, Fantoio and Leccino olive orchards on the terraced hills of Ceppeto near Gaiole in Chianti Tuscany. Imported from Italy. 500-milliliter bottle.