We have changed the name of our best selling oil to Lunaio!
Six years ago a DOP protected origin for the lovely Olivastra Seggianese oil was introduced. Provenance has always been central to the Seggiano ethic and we agreed to give the Seggiano DOP provenance guarantee to our oil.
Unfortunately crazy provincial politics proceeded to exclude half the traditional Seggiano Olivastra olive groves from the allowable DOP production area. Climate change has also caused serious challenges for European olive production and reduced crops in the last years. On top of this the fall in sterling caused by Brexit and the added bureaucratic costs of DOP certification has pushed prices over the limit.
Lunaio is the nickname for Seggiano and the new name for Seggiano oil. Same oil, new name.