Our single variety, single estate extra virgin olive oil is produced from our ?Koroneiki? olive grove in Limassol, on the south coast of Cyprus. The olives are handpicked and taken directly to the olive mill only a few miles away. There it is cold pressed during the same day of harvest. The olive oil is bright green in colour and is very aromatic. It has a fresh fruity flavour with a slightly peppery finish on the palate.
Handpicking our olives means we pay greater attention to the olives that are used in the production of our olive oil. This is important as we only select the olives that will give our extra virgin olive oil the best flavour, and leave behind any that may be rotten or not yet ripe for pressing. Another benefit of handpicking is the care that is taken when plucking the olives from the tree, unlike mechanical methods that bruise the olives during harvest and cause the oil to become more acidic.
Best used raw over fish, vegetables and fresh salads as the main ingredient of a Mediterranean salad dressing. The fresh flavour also makes this great as a bread dipper.