Podere Santa Bianca is a small farm in Pomarance, in the center of Tuscany between Volterra and the sea, located halfway up the Cecina River valley. The fields, 4 hectares around the farmhouse, are planted with olive trees and medicinal herbs that are then distilled in a home workshop. Harvesting of wild plants grown in the valley is done strictly by hand, with care to which parts to pick and attention to the optimal time of harvest, following the life cycle of the plant.
Long, temperature-controlled distillations take place immediately after the fresh plant is harvested. From this series of attentions descend essential oils of the highest quality and productions in small quantities. Even the oils purchased around the world, are the result of careful research of small producers, recognized for quality by the experience of the artisan
Claudio Gaiaschi, creator together with Velier and producer of Essentia. Essentia is a new line of “cocktail finishes,” which are hydroalcoholic solutions of essential oils of citrus , herbs and spices, used to scent cocktails without altering the taste, yet giving the drink elegance and prestige through the olfactory and sensory experience that only a product of great quality and fruit
Of craftsmanship can give.