For more than 160 years the Pruneti family has owned and operated their olive grove in the heart of San Polo, in the Chianti region of Italy. Their 197-acre farm has created some of the most influential and delicious artisanal olive oils in the world, winning prizes and accolades from gourmands and experts everywhere. Their gourmet products are ranked in the official index of the world’s best olive oils and are favored by renowned chefs and avid home cooks alike. The perfect combination of ancient techniques, modern equipment, tireless research, and experimentation, are the factors responsible for the creation of these truly sensational olive oils.
This Exquisite gift set from one of Italy’s most renowned and respected olive oil producers, Frantoio Pruneti, is comprised of three of their most celebrated oils -Leggero, Equilibrato, and Intenso. From mild to potent, these oils run the gamut when it comes to flavor, lending themselves to certain dishes and techniques. Armed with this delectable trio, you’ll be prepared to enhance and heighten the flavors in all your dishes.
The Leggero is a medium-light bodied oil, characterized by vegetal notes of grass, parsley, basil, and sage. This light almost fruity oil is perfect for use as a finishing oil, or in lightly flavored dishes where its delicate flavors will not be overshadowed by intense spices.
A slightly more full-bodied oil, the Equilibrato is highlighted by the more powerful flavors of artichoke, radish, black pepper, and nuts. Better suited to slightly more robust dishes, this is a great finishing oil, but can also be used throughout the cooking process for a great boost of flavor.
Finally, the Intenso is characterized as a medium-intense olive oil described as having flavors of nutmeg, green tomato, rosemary, and a peppery finish. Pair this oil with your hearty dishes for a fantastic kick of flavor.