Our Extra Virgin olive oil is an edible oil extracted from olives, that is the fruits of the “Coratina” variety olive tree. It is an original product of the agri-food tradition of the Mediterranean.
- The “Coratina” variety, characteristic of the north of Bari, is distinguished from the others by the strong presence of polyphenols, which give the oil the right balance between bitter and spicy.
- The “virgin” type is obtained from the mechanical pressing of the olives, as indicated in our section .
European legislation (EEC Regulation no. 2568/91 and subsequent updates) has set the minimum quality standards that olive oil must present in order to be marketed under the heading “Extra Virgin Olive Oil”. Rule number one is that it must be obtained by extraction with mechanical methods only. The acidity of an extra virgin oil must never exceed 0.8%, in our case the acidity does not exceed 0.3%: synonymous with excellent quality. In fact, acidity, i.e. the concentration of free fatty acids, is one of the fundamental parameters for assessing the quality of the oil.
In Italy an identity card of extra virgin olive oil was created, preserving on it the uniqueness and above all traceability of the MADE IN ITALY product.
COO Riccardo Vallarella: “We are currently the only oil mill in Italy that, through dedicated software, is able to develop product traceability at any time, essential for Made in Italy and for consumer protection”.