Our extra virgin olive oil of the crop 2018, is probably the best that we have had the last three years! It has an exceptional fruity green character, of medium high intensity, with green almond and artichoke aromas . It has a Greek and pure Italian character, blended in the heart of Greece . The distinctive pungency, with the after taste of bitter artichoke, combines perfectly with the natural aromas of the northern Peloponnese land. The mixture of green almond, aromatic herbs and citrus gives the point and the unique taste which characterise this years production. I hereby recommend you to taste it with green salads and important meat dishes, it combines perfectly with a good fiorentina steak and a mixture of greens, enjoy it with a red wine like refosco and a burrata with red pepper and try it over a pizza capricciosa!
Kostal Liris, olive oil expert- sommelier
Why is our extra virgin olive oil so special?
The wisdom and the know how we inherited from our ancestors combined with our experienced team of experts make miracles. Our extra virgin olive oil has a superb taste and it’s friendly to consume thanks to the great balance of its aromas and flavours. It’s a cold pressed extra virgin olive oil of extremely low acidity that allows you to experience the real benefits of a truly fresh and healthy extra virgin olive oil. We choose to produce a significantly smaller quantity of olive oil by harvesting early and pressing the olives in the mill at a very low temperature. It’s the quality that matters to us, not the quantity.
Once you taste our olive oil you will realise the freshness and it will bring to your memory the natural aromas of the greek land where it comes from. This is why our adoptive parents feel a strong connection to the olive oil they get from their tree. They feel like being the producers of their own olive oil and the fact that it is one of the best olive oils in the world makes them feel deeply satisfied.
Everyone who produces olive oil believes that his olive oil is the best ever. This happens because all of us love what we do. But things, in reality, are different.
You cannot produce an excellent olive oil unless you practice good agricultural methods, you keep the plan when needed but at the same time listen to the needs of the olive trees. An expert has to be there, to detect any possible changes on the olive trees or on its fruit. The olive tree needs to be tended all year round. We prune them in a way that allows at the sunlight and the fresh air to reach all the parts of the tree. We add fertilisers after analysing the soil, we trim the grass around the trunks when needed, we water them. And then, the most important period of the year; the harvest. We pick the olives carefully and take them to the mill every single day of the harvest in order to have the best results in taste and aromas. Our whole team is in the field during harvest, we have a feeling of great anticipation before the olives are pressed into pure extra virgin olive oil. Once the first drops of olive oil come out of the mill, we know the results of the whole year’s effort.
We use good agricultural practices to produce our olive oil, we maintain the traditional farming methods and we respect the environment and the architecture of the landscape. We are committed to produce a pure extra virgin olive oil of high quality, so that our adoptive parents can feel proud of contributing in their own way to it.
THE STORY OF OUR GROVE
It was in the previous century, in the 1920’s, when our great grand father Pantelis inherited from his father a small grove at the Northern Peloponnese region, at a village called Ampelos. A blessed land with an ideal micro climate to grow olive trees. Our great grandfather soon realised how important it is to produce your own extra virgin olive oil. So he thought of buying one more grove. And then our grandfather Labros inherited his family’s small treasure and once he took over the grove he planted new olive trees. Some of them were planted when Ioanna – the founder of My Precious Olive tree was born; he loved the idea that the olive trees would grow up together with his grand daughter. Our grandfather Labros was a wise man, he was very passionate about the olive trees and the pure extra virgin olive oil and dedicated his whole life to it. All of us at My Precious Olive Tree share that same passion about high quality olive oil and about maintaining the family’s treasure prosperous and sustainable. We planted baby olive trees too, and the story goes on!