The extra virgin olive oil Marchese di Canossa is produced in the family estate of Fondo Brè, 170 hectares overlooking the Lake Garda, between Garda and Torri del Benaco, in the province of Verona, where more than 4000 olives are cultivated.
It is characterized by mild fruity notes. Elegant and fine to the palate, pleasantly fluid and harmonious, it highlights soft and fresh scents with almond hints and aftertaste.
Marchese di Canossa produces extra virgin DOP olive oil with two labels: Dop Fondo Brè and Dop Marchese di Canossa.
The Fondo Brè:
Fondo Brè is an unique and generous land of 170 hectars overlooking the eastern shores of Lake Garda, where over 4000 olive trees are cultivated. These are mainly of the Casaliva variety, as suggested by the Garda DOP oil Producers Association.
The outcome is an extraordinary extra virgin olive oil of exceptional taste and texture, gift of the estate of Fondo Brè.
History of the Canossa family:
The Canossa, whose roots can be traced to the 9th century, is one of the Italy’s oldest and most illostrious families. The most famous event occurred in 1077 during the Investiture Controversy, when the Great Countess Matilda mediated between Pope Gregory VII and the Emperor Henry IV in the famous episode known as the “Humiliation of Canossa”. The Canossa family has always been close to agriculture and has been a keen supporter of the reclamation tecnique on its lands. The entrust system of the raclaimed lands, known as “Compartecipanze Matildiche”, provided a nine-year rotation in the land allocated to the farmers. A thousand years later, this type of organization still exists.
Today the Marchese Guidalberto di Canossa carries on his family’s long tradition of farming following the family business, including the Fondo Brè, located by the Garda Lake between Garda and Torri del Benaco in the province of Verona.