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Olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP and
Olio extravergine di oliva Toscano IGP

Loris Scagliarini - January 1, 2007





 
Prosciutto di Carpegna DOP
 
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dauno DOP Subappennino dell'Azienda Agricola Masseriola
   
Introduction
Here we continue our introduction of Italy's 155 Protected Designations of Origin (PDO, or, in Italian, DOP, Denominazione di Origine Protetta) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGI, or IGP in Italian, Indicazione Geografica Protetta) products.

This month we present two excellent extra virgin olive oils, the olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP from Apulia and the olio extravergine di oliva Toscano IGP from Tuscany.


Olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dauno DOP (Apulia)

There are four different varieties olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP, which correspond to four different geographical zones of production: Alto Tavoliere (High Plain), Basso Tavoliere (Low Plain), Gargano (corresponding to the 'spur' in the heel of the Italian boot), and Subappennino (Apennine foothill area).

The olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP Alto Tavoliere color goes from green to yellow, its perfume is reminiscent of fresh fruits and almonds. The flavor is fruity.

The olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP Basso Tavoliere color goes from green to yellow. The perfume and flavor are fruity, with slightly hot, bitter taste.

The olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP Gargano color goes from green to yellow and the perfume is fruity, with note of green grass. The flavor is fruity with almond aftertaste.

The olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP Subappennino color goes from green to yellow,. The perfume is reminscent of fresh fruits and the flavor is delicately fruity.

The denominazione di origine protetta Dauno must be paired by one of the four geographic definitions above mentioned and appear on the front label. In addition, the label must include the year of production of the olives used to make the oil. The olio extravergine di oliva Dauno DOP must be sold either in a glass container, or in hot-dipped tin can containing no more than five liters of product.

The production area includes many municipalities in the province of Foggia, as detailed below.

  • The Alto Tavoliere (High Plain) is produced in the following municipalities:
    • Castelnuovo della Daunia,
    • Chieuti,
    • San Paolo di Civitate,
    • San Severo,
    • Serracapriola,
    • Torremaggiore.
  • The Basso Tavoliere (Low Plain) is produced in the following municipalities:
  • The Gargano (corresponding to the 'spur' in the heel of the Italian boot) is produced in the following municipalities:
    • Apricena,
    • Cagnano Varano,
    • Carpino,
    • Ischitella,
    • Lesina,
    • Manfredonia,
    • Mattinata,
    • Monte Sant'Angelo,
    • Peschici,
    • Poggio Imperiale,
    • Rignano Garganico,
    • Rodi Garganico,
    • San Giovanni Rotondo,
    • San Marco in Lamis,
    • Sannicandro Garganico,
    • Vico del Gargano,
    • Vieste.
  • The Subappennino (Apennine foothill area) is produced in the following municipalities:
    • Accadia,
    • Alberona,
    • Anzano di Puglia,
    • Ascoli Satriano,
    • Biccari,
    • Bovino,
    • Candela,
    • Carlantino,
    • Casalnuovo Monterotaro,
    • Casalvecchio di Puglia,
    • Castelnuovo della Daunia,
    • Castelluccio dei Sauri,
    • Castelluccio Valmaggiore,
    • Celenza Valfortore,
    • Celle San Vito,
    • Deliceto,
    • Faeto,
    • Lucera,
    • Monteleone di Puglia,
    • Motta Montecorvino,
    • Orsara di Puglia,
    • Panni,
    • Pietra Montecorvino,
    • Rocchetta Sant'Antonio,
    • Roseto Valfortore,
    • San Marco la Catola,
    • Sant'Agata di Puglia,
    • Troia,
    • Volturara Appula,
    • Volturino.

Olio extravergine di oliva Toscano IGP
Extra Virgin Olive Oil IGP Toscano (Tuscany)

The olio extravergine di oliva Toscano IGP has maximum acidity of 0,60%, color ranging from green to yellow, with chromatic variation over time, and pleasant fruity perfume.

The indicazione geografica protetta Toscano, which must appear on the front label, is eventually followed by one of the following geographical mentions:

The above mentioned geographical identification font, must not be bigger than the ones used for the definition Toscano. In addition the label must provide the year of production of the olives used to make the oil. Finally, this oil cannot be sold in container larger that five liters.

Olivolo – Olio Extravergine d'oliva IGP Toscano da agricoltura biologica
US label of Olivolo,
olio extravergine di oliva Toscano IGP
delle Colline di Arezzo

produced with organically grown olives
by Azienda Agricola Buccelletti,
Casali in Val di Chio
,
in the province of Arezzo.

The production area covers the whole Tuscany region.

  • The Toscano di Seggiano is produced in some municipalities in the province of Grosseto.
  • The Toscano di Colline Lucchesi is produced in some municipalities in the province of Lucca.
  • The Toscano delle Colline della Lunigiana is produced in some municipalities in the province of Massa Carrara.
  • The Toscano delle Colline di Arezzo is produced in some municipalities in the province of Arezzo.
  • The Toscano delle Colline Senesi is produced in some municipalities in the province of Siena.
  • The Toscano delle Colline di Firenze is produced in some municipalities in the provinces of Florence and Prato.
  • The Toscano di Montalbano is produced in some municipalities in the provinces of Pistoia and Florence.
  • The Toscano dei Monti Pisani is produced in some municipalities in the province of Pisa.


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