Our extra virgin olive oil comes from Apulia region. This region has around 60 million olive trees. Among those, 5 million are actually monumental, representing the most antique agricultural arboreal existent landscape.
It is estimated that there are more than 50 varieties of olives grown in Apulia and some of these can be considered indigenous.
Most of the local “cultivars” (a botanical terms defining a plant selected for desirable characteristics) belong to the group of Ogliarole, that means “olives for oil”.
They have taken their names according to the areas of origin: Cellina di Nardò, Ogliarola Barese, Coratina, Cima di Bitonto, Peranzana for example.
The extra virgin olive oils we offer are organic. Olives have been collected in November and cold pressed afterwards, only by means of mechanical processes without the usage of heating. This means nutritional and organoleptic characteristics stay intact.