- The strict use of organic and composted fertilizers
- Early picking of fruit while it is still green (within regulated assigned diaries)
- Innovated fruit harvesting methods (hand-picked, chilled transportation, use of plastic crates vs. cloth sacks, crushing of olives within 3 hours)
- Cold oil extraction (at under 24°C)
- Maximised filtration at highest possible standard (clarifying water, solids and other suspended particles ensuring longevity as well as premium quality)
- High phenolic yet fully-flavoured olive oils in absolute harmony
The variety of our olive trees is truly premier, being the esteemed Athinoelia. From the cultivation and care of the olive trees to the pressing of our fruit, we painstakingly adhere to preeminent and rigorous methods, policies and procedures, making this enchanting process a memorable experience year after year. Our aspiration is to continue to enrich our knowledge, amass experience, improve our techniques and perpetually maintain the supreme excellency and mastery of our craftsmanship.
Our extensive knowledge and experience in everything related to the olive tree coupled by our eagerness to produce an exclusive and extraordinary extra virgin olive oil, has motivated us to involve ourselves in the industry and to create the AKRA MOREA© Extra Virgin Olive Oil brand. Our company specializes solely in the production of Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
AKRA MOREA© manage their own olive groves, located within the southwestern region of Monemvasia Greece and numbering approximately 3000 olive trees of the Athenoelia, Koroneiki and Asprolia olive tree varieties (approx. at 74%, 24% and 2% respectively). The Athenoelia is the predominant variety in the Monemvasian region, and in spite of being one of the most austere and demanding varieties to cultivate, it thrives within it almost exclusively. The control policies, techniques and innovative solutions and procedures applied across all of the production phases, make AKRA MOREA© an exceptional Extra Virgin Olive Oil. These methods include but are not limited to the moderation of tree cultivation, crop harvesting, transportation, storage, pressing, and more. By aiming at maximizing the quality rather than the quantity of our produce, we maintain a relatively low production averaging approx. at 12,000 litres per annum.
Our in-depth knowledge and experience coupled with the favorable microclimate of the region permit us to produce olive oil, of both organic and conventional cultivation, that possess unique properties, fine aromas, rich taste, golden green color and a high content of polyphenols and hydrotyroxol. The above, in combination with our production methods and innovative techniques, always in absolute balance between them, grant us the unique and exceptional AKRA MOREA© Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
The pressing is performed with our own Italian-manufactured and latest generation oil pressing machine of a small, but ideal for our needs, capacity. The olive oil is stored in nitrogen and argon supported stainless tanks, in accordance with the latest and most stringent of requirements. The crop season and gathering of fruit begins relatively early, during late September, and is completed during the middle of December. This for Greek climate establishes the “early harvest” properties of our High-Phenolic EVOO (20 Sep. – 15 Oct.) whilst the latter part of the season (15 Oct. – 15 Dec.) meets the needs of our “balanced” Organic Variety. From the cultivation and the care of the olive trees to the pressing of the fruit, we painstakingly adhere to our strict and unique methods and procedures, making this an enchanting process a memorable experience year after year.
The following procedure is adopted, to fulfill our vision and to substantiate our international quality recognition:
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