THE MAGNIFICENT OLIVE TREE
The story of a good olive oil starts at the source, the olive tree, which has been highly-valued and respected from ancient times. It likes a Mediterranean climate and can live hundreds of years. The weather, the amount of sun-hours and the quality of the soil all influence the growth and eventually the taste of the extra virgin olive oil.
PRECISELY CHOSEN HARVESTING TIME
The timing of the harvest is dependent on weather conditions during the spring and summer. We harvest the olives usually in the first 10 days of October when the olive trees on the upper sides of the hill have half of their fruit ripe, or darkened, and half of their fruit is still green. This ensures that the olive oil will have extra virgin qualities.
COLD-PRESSED IN JUST A FEW HOURS
Once picked, the olives are carefully taken the same day to the local olive mill which itself is certified to press organically grown olives. At the mill, the olives are pressed within hours and the olive oil is transported to the grower's storage area the same evening. Here the oil is stored at suitable temperatures to ensure the maximum retention of quality. We constantly make sure that the olive oil is not exposed to light or air to prevent oxidation. This process gives us the highest quality of extra virgin olive oil that is cold-pressed from the flesh of freshly picked olives.
THE RESULT IS LIQUID GOLD AMONG OILS
The rich terroir, or taste of place, of the OLIVO MONTE CUCCO property, the favourable Mediterranean climate of Croatian Istria, our care during harvesting and precision at pressing the olives give us an extra virgin olive oil, that is extraordinary in and of itself. The taste of our oil is first fruity, then pungent and lastly bitter. OLIVA LUCIA extra virgin olive oil grants you an infinite culinary and healthy experience.
We grant you an opportunity to embark on a culinary journey that you have never experienced before. A journey of aromas and tastes which will bring you back to our extra virgin olive oil OLIVA LUCIA again and again. We offer you an easy way to purchase your bottle of Oliva Lucia by clicking the link below.