La Collina Blu Extra Virgin Olive Oil
In 2020, Asa Johannson started production of extra virgin olive oil together with her husband Stefano and their business partner Francesco Biagiotti. A journalist by trade who hails from Sweden, Asa initially moved to Italy to study its famous food and wine culture.
She fell in love with the culture and her husband, Sefano, an engineer who builds olive presses. Together with their business partner Francesco the trio steward of a few hectares of olive trees the town of in Bagno A Ripoi, a scenic village that sits on the outskirts of Florence. Collina Blu's olive groves are so close to the historic
metropolis that you can see the city's iconic duomo peeking out between the trees.
Inspired by her upbringing in a working class enclave in Sweden, Asa christened her
small production extra virgin olive oil Collina Blu, named after the apartment building she grew up in. As Asa describes it, the original Collina Blu was humble structure but it produced many incredible people.
We agree this is a fitting metaphor for olive trees, which are common and abundant but whose fruits are strikingly unique and incredibly valuable. The production of Collina Blu is artisanal, quality minded and has great respect for nature. The aim is to help the organically grown olives to be the best that they can be without altering their character.
Fresh and spicy, this oil will immediately transport you to its birthplace, a humble grove watched over by Firenze's famous Dumomo. Glistening gold with green tints, this oil is bold but versatile.
Olive varieties: Maraolio, Leccino and Frantoio
This olive oil is high in fruitiness and bitterness with zingy, spicy finish.