A Tuscan cultivar present in all its provinces as well as Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo. There are a few clones of Moraiolo, this is a special selection obtained from a property in the province of Siena.
Highly productive and constant over the years, Moraiolo is of medium vigor with a compact canopy and upright growth. The leaves are a medium size, bright bluish green on top and grey silver on the bottom. The fruits are small, rarely above 1 gram in weight with a small stone. They are dull black when fully ripe. The small fruits make harvesting by the conventional shaker impossible, though the combing rakes seem to work well.
The oil is very high in quality and the yield can be up to 25%.