Abruzzo is an Italian region that produces a big amount of extra virgin olive oil. The olive oil culture has been handed down for more than 400 years. Today in Abruzzo more than 41000 hectares are planted in olive groves, the plants are more than 9 million and produce about 200,000 tons of oil, that's why Abruzzo is the fifth Italian olive oil producer. Most common cultivars are Leccino, Dritta di Loreto, Gentile di Chieti and the Toccolana. The hints of Abruzzo olive oil are: artichoke notes, almond and fresh grass and balanced spiciness sensations.