Our Olive Groves
Our olive groves are located in Carosino, a small agricultural town, that lies in a valley at 70 meters above sea level and is 15 km far away from Taranto, in the northern Salento.
The quality of our olives is given by our geographical position, here, we have warm Mediterranean climate, with a sunny and mild weather, very few rainfall during the year. The soils is alluvial, composed of sand, clay and limestone, which is fertile, rich in gravel, minerals and well-drained, that nourish not only our olive groves but also the vineyards.
Our olive groves are on a surface of 30 hectares. Undoubtedly the pride of our farm are the thousand monumental olive trees, the centuries-old trees divided between the native varieties of Cellina di Nardò and Ogliarola del Salento. In addition, 11 hectares are cultivated with intensive mode and with the use of cultivar like: Coratina, Leccino and Frantoio, from all of them an excellent extra-virgin olive oil is obtained.
Cellina di Nardò
Variety widespread mainly in Salento. The plant is very tall and vigorous and has a high productivity even in adverse climatic conditions. The oil obtained from this variety has intense fruity aroma and taste may be reminiscent of almond and grassy hints with a pleasantly bitter finish.
Variety widespread in southern Apulia (Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto). The plant has good vigor and good productivity even if it is sensitive to frost and the soil too moist. The oil obtained is quite fruity and slightly bitter flavor, pleasantly spicy with hints of bitter almond and tomato leaf.
Variety widespread, in the past, in the province of Bari, but now cultivated throughout the Apulia. The plant has medium sized fruit with branches rather long and rather constant and high productivity but with a strong sensitivity to cold which makes it suitable only to the southern areas. The oil obtained is intensely fruity with spicy and bitter notes , due to a high concentration of polyphenols, and sometimes may be reminiscent of artichoke leaf. After a few months after squeezing, the oil tends to mitigate the bitter and spicy notes , gaining harmonious taste.
Variety widespread mainly in Tuscany and Umbria, and now almost all over the south central. The plant is of medium vigor with a constant production. The oil obtained is slightly fruity with delicate vegetal notes.