MONTONI – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 500ml

olive oil

PROD. CODE: CAS0006

DESCRIPTION: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 500ml

BRAND: MONTONI

PACK: 12X500ml

Description

MONTONI – EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 500ml

The Tenimenti Montoni is in the hinterland of Sicily. Located in the contrada Montoni in the commune of Cammarata – Agrigento. The estate was acquired by the Alfano family in the early 70’s. It is said that it was where Garibaldi made one of his stops during his expedition to Sicily for the unification of Italy.

The olive groves cover an area of  50 acres which have circa 2500 trees. The age of the trees range between 20 to 100 years old. Through an elaborate irrigation system water is delivered directly to each tree. On average yield is approximately 20lt per tree.

Harvest is between end of October to mid November. After careful picking the olives go through a process of washing, and then milled, this occurs within hours of picking thus ensuring the fruit is not subjected to bruising, oxidation or fermentation, which together with ripeness would affect the quality and acidity of the oil. The unfiltered oil is then stored in large stainless steel silos for a period of 12 to 16 weeks, thus allowing the sediments to gradually settle to the bottom. Approximately 90% of the oil is then bottled discarding the rest that has the sediments in it.

Olive Variety: Nocellara – Biancolilla

Characteristics: Estate grown – Cold pressed – Unfiltered –

Description: Rich green, strong vegetable nose, rich spicy flavour.