Origin of Olives: Azienda Agricola La Valle di Salvatore Rota
Cultivar : Carolea 65% - Biancolilla 5% - Leccino 30%
Certification: From Organic Agriculture
Disciplinary: EC Reg. 834/2007
Certification Body: Suolo e Salute
Harvesting Period: From the second half of September to mid-October
Harvesting System: Mechanical harvesters
Place of Extraction: Scandale (KR)
Type of oil mill: Continuous cycle oil mill
Extraction: Cold (temperature always below 27º C)
Storage: Stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature and O2
Acidity: Less than 0.15%
The Don Ciccio line is available in the following formats
3 bottles of 500 ml
6 bottles of 500 ml
This oil is born in the company's olive groves located in the municipalities of San Mauro Marchesato and Scandale, in the hills of the Crotonese Marquisate.
It is a blend of different olive cultivars, of which more than 60% is made up of the Carolea cultivar while the remainder is made up of the Biancolilla and Leccino cultivars; they too are very thick cultivars.
The Don Ciccio oil obtained from our 13 thousand olive trees, grown on our estates, has wonderful nutritional and health properties, more enhanced by the biological management of the cultivation. The harvesting period is earlier than the "Classico" line in order to present a product with a more important fruitiness (medium-intense).
Doing organic farming is a demanding activity as the means to feed plants and to defend against parasites are more expensive and also because organic production is lower than that with conventional agriculture.
However, organic has allowed us to obtain products of the highest quality, respecting nature. It is not a simple cultivation technique, but the process we carry out is synonymous with respect and love for our plants and our land. Organic means learning and interpreting the daily signals that plants send us. Observe, study and above all foresee with the help of Science and with respect for Nature. For us, cultivation operations are interventions for the care of our trees, and for this reason they never stop during the course of the year.
The Don Ciccio organic extra virgin olive oil has an intense golden yellow and light green reflections, limpid. The nose is subtle and composed, with fruity hints of ripe tomato, banana and white apple, flanked by notes of basil and parsley. Soft and harmonious in the mouth, it tastes of lettuce and celery. Bitter well expressed and spicy present and dosed.
Don Ciccio organic extra virgin olive oil goes well with bruschetta with vegetables, barley salads, amberjack marinades, baked potatoes, legume soups, risotto with artichokes, baked turbot, salmon tartare, roast rabbit, grilled poultry, cheeses fresh pasta filata.