Here in Tuscany, we grow three main varieties of olive trees: leccino,
a huge tree with thick branches and black olives, in bunches; frantoio,
dressed with long hanging branches, the best for its tasty oil;
moraiolo, with its rising branches, thin leaves and little
and black-opaque olives.
If you ask a peasant, in Tuscany, about what is more
precious in between oil and wine, he will probably not answer you,
at first. Then, after a few long breaths, and without looking into
your eyes, he will say that wine is something invaluable, expression
of the excellent result of the work of nature combined with that
And when you ask: "So, which, of the two wonderful products
of this land, could you manage without?" He will tell you:
"I could never live without my oil".