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The Villa Lena estate includes olive groves containing some 2,000 trees and vineyards stretching almost 2 hectares. The annual harvests yield enough to make a very limited production of high quality extra virgin olive oil and Sangiovese red wines. Labels for our agricultural products were designed by previous artist in residence Saša Štucin of design studio Soft Baroque. They are contemporary, playful and perfectly showcase the unique experience of Villa Lena, where nature and creativity underscores everything we do. All of our products are served in our farm-to-table restaurant and are available to purchase from the Villa Lena online shop and at the reception.

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VILLA LENA RED

Our red wine is made with the typical Tuscan Sangiovese grape, one that has been associated with the most desired wines that the region has to offer for centuries. The vineyards are pocketed around the estate, buried among woodland and set away from roads. The fields are carefully cultivated by our agricultural team using biodynamic and organic methods, seeding other plants between the vines to increase biodiversity. South-West facing, a mix of old and new vines soak up the hottest rays of the late afternoon sun, filling the grapes with intense flavour. Each harvest is hand picked and produced in a local winery.

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VINO ROSSO DA TUTTI I GIORNI
This is a young and easy going red wine, perfect for immediate consumption. Organic and IGT certified, the vinification process takes place in stainless steel tanks with natural yeast, controlled temperature and 12-15 days of skin maceration.
Tasting notes: ruby, sweet spices, summer berries | Grapes: Sangiovese (100%)

VINO ROSSO DA OCCASIONE
The is a humble yet elegant wine. Following the harvest, this wine spends 12 months in 4 different oak barrels which give distinct flavours. Once blended, the wine spends a further 3 months in the bottle and the final result is a complex and refined wine.
Tasting notes: velvet, red cherries, wood vanilla | Grapes: Sangiovese (100%)

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VILLA LENA SPARKLING ROSE

In addition to our home-grown products, we also create a very special sparkling rosé in collaboration with Mazzei wines, a family run business that has been making wine in Tuscany for over 600 years. This drink is a passion project of ours – building on the immense heritage of sparkling wines in Italy but with a contemporary twist, it perfectly sums up the experience of staying at Villa Lena. A delicious, easy-to-drink sparkling wine that can be enjoyed with lunch or dinner and is just as good at aperitivo as it is on the dance floor!
Tasting notes: strawberries and cream, white fruits | Grapes: Pinot Grigio (100%)

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"This beautiful sparkling is made it from a land that was inherited from Elisabetta Galavani Onigo, an entrepreneur from the 19th century, with this collaboration with Lena we were able to craft something of great character that truly shows the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur. This wine embodies the essence of a sparking a wine, femininity, lightness, character, determination and power ready to be your companion for every celebration and more…"

— Giovanni Mazzei, 2019

VILLA LENA OLIVE OIL

Villa Lena olive oil is 100% organic and of superior quality. It’s Tuscan, hand-picked and cold pressed. Villa Lena olive oil is IGT—a denomination status that is a little less known than DOC or DOCG, but also denotes a distinctive product typical of a specific region—and is certified as a bio product i.e. certified organic.

Tasting notes: Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is peppery and bright, with a smooth and spicy flavour which is achieved by blending a variety of olives (Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo).

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"Villa Lena Olive Oil is lively and full of aromas of fresh Tuscan grass and green herbs. I love the flavou r as it’s robust like its Tuscan landscape, the fragrant olives are local from the Villa Lena property where they’re treated with love and kindness from their agriculture team. This is what makes this olive oil a true gem."

— Chef Kristopher Edel from HOTPAN, NYC

Cultivation

Our olive oil is produced from olives grown and harvested exclusively on the Villa Lena estate, using organic and biodynamic principles. A variety of olives are collected from over 2000 ancient trees, scattered over 500 hectares, grown at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level which means more extreme temperatures than average Tuscan weather, resulting in stronger and more hardy olive trees that produce olives with a more robust and spicy flavour. The estate is in a remote part of Tuscan hills, surrounded by wild woodland, with limited or no pollution and healthy, unspoiled terrain.

Production

The olives are harvested in the autumn, usually around the end of September or as late as November, depending on the year’s conditions. Due to the unusual and hard-to-reach terrain, the olives are always harvested by hand using ancient technique; nets are placed under the trees whilst they are shaken to dislodge the olives. The mix of varieties and maturities, contributes to the unusual flavour of the blend. Once harvested, the olives are immediately taken to the mill to be cold-pressed within 12 hours of harvesting and the olive press often works through the night at the height of the harvest. The freshly pressed olive oil is stored in a tank to allow the sediment to fall to the bottom and after a few weeks is it bottled and ready to enjoy.

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