Olive oil tasting in Umbria

Getting to know extra virgin olive oil

Tasting extra-virgin olive oil from Italy is a fascinating, sensory experience of flavours and perfumes.

It is a little-known practice, yet one that is much diffused and well-established in Umbria and with the help of a certified taster like San Potente’s Corinna, you will get to know the thousands of nuances concealed within the various oils through an engrossing comparative analysis.

Tasting technique

When tasting an extra-virgin olive oil, in order to recognise its virtues and aromas it is necessary to begin with an olfactory analysis, smelling the oil at a temperature of 27/28°C in a professional dark glass that conceals its colour. The oil first comes into contact with the tip of the tongue and is then “strippato” meaning that air is allowed to pass through the teeth in order to free its volatile components and better perceive any scents and defects.

Tasting experience

Once the professional and technical stage of the olive oil tasting is complete, we go on to the more conventional method whereby our oil comes into contact with typical products of the local gastronomy such as bruschetta, vegetables and legumes.

The harvest period (October and November) is always the best time to taste the new olive oil but at the San Potente holiday apartments we organise olive oil tastings all year round.

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SAN POTENTE REVIEWS

The San Potente new olive oil festival was reviewed in the Good Morning Umbria blog and cited as one of the most characteristic popular traditions in Umbria.

goodmorningumbria.wordpress.com

NOVEMBER 2010

The French websites L'Italie à Paris and Acteurs du Tourisme Durable talked about the tasting session for the new San Potente olive oil organised in Paris in to pay tribute to Umbrian delicacies abroad!

italieaparis.net

DECEMBER 2012

A publication of the Province of Perugia has paid a nice tribute to our grandmother Mrs Vanda Tonti as one of the leading women of Umbrian entrepreneurs. The most important events of the history of the Tonti woolen mill have been also described here

FEBRUARY 2013

The magazine TheAmerican / InItalia covered Luciana’s hand weaving and the story of the Tonti woollen mill in Rasiglia in a wonderful article dedicated to Umbria’s traditional crafts.

theamericanmag.com

MARCH 2013

Villa Rosy was chosen by the travel planner Megan McCaffrey-Guerrera of Bella Vita Italia for an organised gourmet visit to Umbria. The programme included private dinners, the San Potente new olive oil festival, cooking courses and much more...

APRIL 2013

Villa Rosy was mentioned in the May 2013 edition of the Italian magazine Dove as part of the Saint Francis of Assisi itinerary.

Dove - May 2013

MAY 2013

The editor of the Israeli blog Viva Italia!, Dalit Katzenellenbogen, dedicated an article to Villa Rosy in which it is described as an ideal destination for a gourmet stay in Umbria in the Autumn months. The events not to be missed include the taverns of the Quintana and "I Primi d’Italia" in Foligno, the Settimana Enologica wine event in Montefalco, Eurochocolate in Perugia and the festival of the new extra-virgin olive oil at the San Potente olive grove!

vivaitalia.co.il

MAY 2013

San Potente Agriturismo has been chosen by Tao, another guide about sustainable tourism, as a good example of ecotourism in Umbria that focuses its activity on the conservation of traditions and local cultural heritage.

viatao.com

NOVEMBER 2013

The French website on sustainable tourism Acteurs du Tourisme Durable has published an interview with Ilaria where she explains our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability through many environmentally-friendly initiatives and activities.

MARCH 2014

The French blogger Sylvie Clergerie from Le Coin des Voyageurs dedicated an entire post describing her stay at Residence Menotre Menotre.

Thank you Sylvie!

lecoindesvoyageurs.fr

AUGUST 2014

Villa Rosy has been featured by Ambiente Europa, the digital web magazine specialized in the environmental conservation, as perfect location to spend a break in Umbria during the olive harvest.

ambienteeuropa.info

SEPTEMBER 2014

The Italian magazine In Viaggio released a special issue about Umbria and San Potente has been featured among the best places to be for a cooking class.

In Viaggio - Ottobre 2014

OCTOBER 2014

Villa Rosy has been chosen to be the perfect base for an amazing green tour in Umbria with the special partnership of “Umbria Green Card”. You can read all the details of the trip visiting the following link:

protectaweb.it

DECEMBER 2014

Travel memories in Assisi... with great video on the blog!
Thank you Capucine, Thibault, Marion e Baptiste for your visit. #EnjoyUmbria

travel-me-happy.com

JANUARY 2015

Villa Rosy has been featured on the travel blog tourdumonde.fr. Thank you Marion & Baptiste! Hope to see you again in Umbria!

tourdumonde.fr

FEBRUARY 2015

Giusi & Alessio from Gente in Viaggio have chosen Villa Rosy has their home base for a blog tour around Umbria between Assisi and the Trasimeno Lake. The home made breakfasts prepared by Corinna have been really appreciated!

genteinviaggio.it

MARCH 2015

Our lovely Ilaria is the author of a travel guide on Northern and Central Italy focused on sustainable tourism. Obviously Umbria and San Potente are also in! The book is in French! BRAVISSIMA!

viatao.com

MAY 2015

Corinna has been the spokeswoman of the Umbria DOP extra virgin olive oil producers during the Frantoi Aperti (Open Oil Mills) presentation at Mercato Metropolitano in Milan. Have a look at the video!

gdapress.it

OCTOBER 2015

The annual appointment with the "Bentornato Olio Nuovo" event (Welcome back freshly pressed olive oil!) has been a real success. Lots of friends and evo oil lovers have visited our farm in Assisi during that day. Read the story of this special feast through the eyes of the journalist Sara Sbaffi from Gente in Viaggio.
genteinviaggio.it

The blog Playground Around The Corner has mentioned Villa Rosy as the ideal holiday destination in Umbria when travelling with children. The "Frantoi Aperti" event is surely a great occasion for adults and children to taste a piece of Umbria!
playgroundaroundthecorner.com

NOVEMBER 2015

The French radio France Info talked about Umbria in the section "C'est mon week-end" broadcasted on the 21st January and S. Potente has been listed among the best places to go!

Thank you very much Ingrid Pohu!

franceinfo.fr

JANUARY 2016

Il Blog Around Family ha inserito il Residence Menotre nell'itinerario dedicato ai 'posti speciali' dal titolo In Umbria seguendo il suono dell'acqua.

Rasiglia non poteva proprio mancare!

aroundfamilyblog.wordpress.com

APRILE 2017

Il blog Umbria 4 Mummy, creato dalle mamme per le mamme in giro per l'Umbria, ha segnalato Rasiglia e le dimostrazioni di tessitura tenute dalla nostra Luciana come meta perfetta per scoprire le tradizioni del territorio.

umbriaformummy.com

MAGGIO 2017

Fare Digital Media pubblica l'intervista fatta alla nostra Corinna.

Da leggere tutta d'un fiato!

faredigitalmedia.com

GIUGNO 2017

Il Residence Menotre è stato inserito in uno dei quattro itinerari esperenziali del progetto Riparti dai Sibillini per raccontare al meglio il territorio di Umbria e Marche dopo il sisma.

ripartidaisibillini.it

Ecco qualche racconto:

- simonasacri.com/italia/cosa-vedere-in-umbria
- raccontidellostomaco.it/valnerina/
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eZO4Jz8d9I

OTTOBRE 2017