Tenuta di Capezzana, in Carmignano outside Florence, has been producing wine and olive oil since 804 A.D., as evidenced by a parchment found in the state archives. Its grand villa, built for one of the Medici daughters as a wedding gift, is surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of silver-green olive trees, tall cypress trees and rows of immaculate vineyards. Since the turn of last century, when Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi arrived from Venice and bought the estate, it has flourished under the care of the Contini Bonacossi family.
At Tenuta di Capezzana the olives have always been picked when they are still green. The higher altitude of the Carmignano hills, which overlook the valley stretching from Pistoia to Florence, grants the oil its classic Tuscan flavor profile—delicate olive fruit with a peppery finish. Bottling is still done entirely by hand, four bottles at a time.