WHO WE ARE
We are a handful of true food lovers who explore hidden pockets of the sun-kissed Greek land. We cherry-pick well kept secrets and hidden treasures that intrigue our palate. Our ambition is to indulge you with a hearty collection of unique Greek products, ranging from our very own smooth and creamy olive oil, and virgin honey,to fresh organic herbs, vinegar and balsamic that bear our passion for excellence.
Our aspiration is to share with you a sliver of the ineffable beauty of the land we proudly plough and cherish. For each of our products is unique, just like your choice. We introduce our range on a personal tone with our exquisite olive oil from our own cherished estate.
RESPECTING THE LAND
Located in picturesque Mani, at an ideal altitude and embraced in a unique microclimate, our estate lies terraced in a nutritious and rich in organoleptic ingredients sloppy and rocky terrain nourishing our mature Koroneiki cultivars. Unspoiled by any kind of pesticides artificial fertilizers or irrigation systems, our olives are exclusively hand picked and plucked at just the right moment.
Carefully placed in crates to prevent bruising, and impart the characteristic sublimely lush taste. Shortly after they are plucked, olives are pressed into a paste and malaxed for thirty-five minutes. The oil is separated from the fruit with the help of only cold water, and maintained in controlled-temperature stainless steel tanks. No filters are used during bottling at the expense of a significantly smaller yet richer in polyphenols yield.
SAFE KEEPING A TREASURE
As with all treasures, our cherished olive oil is delicate and fragile. Light, be it natural or artificial, alongside heat and oxygen is detrimental to its quality, can cause rancidity and accelerates oxidation. In order to safe keep our precious olive oil from the elements, we opted for a unique dark veneer for our bespoke bottles. On the downside, the rich colour and unique texture of our treasured olive oil remains hidden until you break open the shield and indulge yourself to its creamy body. But rest assured, your patience is worth it! All of the subtle and elusive aromas along with the delicate yet mouthwatering taste will unveil themselves and treat your palate like few things can do.
ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
We decided that the first product of our product range would be ultra high quality olive oil from our own estates that we keep and care in excellent condition without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides and of course without automatic watering. The estates are located in “Mani” Laconia, a region whose geographical location with its ideal altitude and climate and its rich in organoleptic ingredients slopy and rocky terrain, create the ideal conditions for this particular crop. The olives trees are Koroneiki cultivars and olives are harvested exclusively by hand, placed in crates and not in bags to prevent deterioration during transport and are taken within short time to the olive oil press. There, they are crushed into a paste which is malaxed (mixed) in a special mixer for 35-40 minutes. Separation of oil with the use of completely COLD water follows and the oil is stored in special stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature until bottling. Bottling procedure is free of filters presence in order to retain valuable polyphenols in olive oil. This method on one hand results in a reduced production but on the other hand it boosts the quality of oil, which is the primary issue in our case.
Luxury Olive Oil
Minding the details.
By taking care of every single detail from the beginning to the end of the process, we managed to create a UNIQUE product that we are proud of, for both its quality and taste. Therefore its no coincidence the fact that we chose the word OPTIMUM (excellent) for qualifying it, for we trully believe it is not humanly possible to achieve a better product quality. So you, the final recipients, are asked to judge whether we are indeed worthy of your expectations.
We designed and manufactured a unique and exquisite packaging in order to meet the standards of its content. Bottles are externally painted with a specific colour to protect oil from ultraviolet radiation, helping therefore to keep unchanged all characteristics and taste of it, at least until the expiration date.