Olive Poem

a drop of art

Olive Poem

the story behind...

Chapter 1: The poetry of traditional agriculture

In the region of Lakonia – Greece, olive cultivation has been a significant activity since ancient years.

This is no coincidence, as the area has excellent climate and soil conditions for the olive trees to thrive.

All these years, some exquisite and unique olive cultivars have been genetically evolved and adapted to these specific conditions.

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This is the background we chose to respect and emphasise when we started the creation of olive poem.

We resisted the trend of replacing the ancient trees and cultivars to new ones, a practice that dominates the modern local agriculture and gives better productivity.

We insisted to the quality and the uniqueness of the olive oil granted by the local trees.

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We preserved the olive trees which are found in our olive grove for centuries and started the plantation of new ones. But no tree we planted was brought from elsewhere.

Every single one of them was germinated in our grove naturally. We replanted them to proper positions and we grafted these wild trees with tissues of of local cultivars Koroneiki and Myrtoelia, from trees already present in the grove.

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This practice has grown trees born, raised and well adapted to this specific soil.

We don’t use any sort of chemicals. We just give them some goat manure as natural fertilizer as well as compost from the wood we cut from the trees during pruning.

We don’t even irrigate them, as they are well adapted to the dry climate of the area.

Olive Poem

the story behind...

Chapter 2: The poetry of olive oil production

Undoubtedly, in terms of potential for olive oil production, our olive trees have exceptional DNA, our area has superb micro-climate and our soil has exquisite characteristics.

However, this terroir background -one of the best in the world- is not adequate to produce one of the best olive oils of the world.

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To accomplish this ambition, we addressed to science and technology.

We were deeply educated through seminars and scientific literature, and integrated these concepts to our practice.

We are following the best admitted practices during harvest and olive oil production.

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However, as even this is still not adequate, we equipped our business with state of the art technology.

We now run our own small-scale oil production unit in order to have full control of the best contemporary process.

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We produce our olive oil under vacuum, at a maximum temperature of 25°C and using really short time to malaxe the olive paste.

All these processes ensure the best preservation of the subtle olive substances and the elevation of the terroir potential to a product of superior quality.

Olive Poem

the story behind...

Chapter 3: The poetry post-production

Even all these prerequisites cannot fully ensure the best final product to reach the consumer.

For this, immediately after we produce our first drop of art, we take some post-production actions.

The first step is to conduct a rough filtration of the olive oil, adequate to remove the solid residues - the enzymes of which can cause unwanted reactions.
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Then, the oil is conducted to stainless-steel tanks which are saturated with nitrogen, avoiding the degradation of valuable substances by the presence of oxygen.

The olive oil is stored under these conditions and at controlled temperature until bottling.

During bottling, the bottles are carefully “washed” with decontaminated air jet and -when filled- are sealed under vacuum using non-refillable caps.
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All these processes, together with the high amount of the polyphenoles found in our olive oil, contribute to the longer possible shelf-life of our valuable product.
Finally,

we tried to transmit the poetry behind our olive oil to a bottle design of minimalistic value.

Olive Poem

Reception and criticism

Each poem should face the strict evaluation of criticism. We are proud to present the reception of our olive poem to the specialists of taste.

However, as our olive poem addresses to your individual senses, we would like to know your own perception of it.
We always welcome your comments and expressions of the sensation conceived to you, the critic that matters most to us.

Awards

Chemical and censory analysis

Chemical Analysis

Panel Sensory Analysis

Polyphenols Analysis

Certifications

Organic Certification



Protected Geographical Indication "LAKONIA"