VARIETY: Gentile from Chieti 55%, Crognalegno 20%, Leccino 15%, Cucco 10%.
ABOUT THE OLIVE GROVE: it corresponds to olive trees growing in the territories of Fossacesia, Rocca San Giovanni and Lanciano. The olive trees are aged from 20 (Leccino) to 250 (Gentile from Chieti).
RETURN: on average 14 litres of extra virgin olive oil per 100 Kg of olives.
HARVEST PERIOD: 18-20 October (Cucco); 20-25 October (Leccino); first week of November (Crognalegno); first week and third week of November (two different lots of Gentile).
HARVEST and PROCESSING: Harvest by hand with the help of little shakers, olives are put in 20 Kg boxes with holes and taken to our mill within 4 hours. They are immediately worked at the oil mill, with a hammer olive-press and closed tight kneading machines, in absence of oxygen, then extracted with chill.
PRODUCED QUANTITY: It depends upon the year’s harvest, but it’s on an increasing average of 22.000 500 ml bottles a year.
CONSERVATION: it develops in small steel cisternes. After decanting twice and without filters, the olive oil is bottled in February.
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