Our olive grovens are cultivated on the antique dry-stone walls which characterize the landscape supporting the hill. Their regular structure is fundamental for the health of the olive trees, contributing on the production of a good quality  extra virgin olive oil.

Our property includes 2500 trees of different botanical variety: “Moraiolo”, “Frantoio” and “Leccino”, situated at an elevation of 400 meters.

The olive trees are cultivated with green manure and certified natural fertilizer; the wild grass around the trees, once it is cut, is left on the ground to increase the soil quality with organic substances and to restrict the loss of soil water.

For a better condition of the trees and for a constant production of olives, every year we prune our plants.

The harvest of olives starts in October when they begin to get ripened. This process is made with specific electrical tools and nets, then to avoid the oxidation they're brought immediately at the olive oil mill.

Olives are pressed at low temperature with a continuous cycle system, the extracted extra virgin olive oil is immediately filtered and put inside stainless still containers in inert gas atmosphere to mantain the taste and the smell of the freshly pressed oil.

The farm, starting from October 2018, has its own private olive oil mill, in this way the production process of extra virgin olive oil is better and faster. It allows to do the olive pressing the same day of the harvest, avoiding olive oxidation - the process that begins when olives are harvested by the three - and maintaining unchanged characteristics until the pressing process. The result is a first quality extra virgin olive oil which maintains better its single smell and vitamins.

The production scarps of the olive oil mill are good resources for the farm. The pomace, which is the remaining part of olive pulp obtained by the pressing process, is brought back to the olive grove as it is an excellent natural fertilizer for the soil. Regarding the olive pits they are used for heating the water and the farm buildings. 

 

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