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Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Hand Painted Ceramic Jug- 250ml
Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Hand Painted Ceramic Jug- 250ml


 
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Organic Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Hand Painted Ceramic Jug- 250ml

In the heel of the Italian boot, on the Adriatic Sea west of Greece, is an area crowned with olives. Apulia (Puglia) produces up to half of all the olive oil in Italy; sometimes 15% of worldwide production. Centuries ago, olive oil was processed in a way unique to Puglia, in underground mills carved out of the limestone landscape. Oil is still pressed between grindstones, but above ground now.

On one of the highest hills in Puglia, near the octagonal fortress of Castel del Monte, a group of olive growers banded together and created a cooperative almost fifty years ago. Since then they have been producing full-bodied extra virgin olive oil, obtained by traditional pressing of the Coratina olives native to Puglia.

The Coratina olives are hand-picked in October, still green. This is what gives this olive oil its strong fruitiness. Then the olives are transported from the groves to the mill -- from the oliveti to the frantoio -- as quickly as possible for processing. The olives are always cold pressed on the same day they are harvested and into the night to ensure the freshest olive oil.

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