PANOCHORI EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, Kefalonia Island, Greece - 1L bottle
“Panochori” is an extra virgin olive oil, extracted from the variety of koroni, produced from our own olive groves and family-run olive oil plant on the island of Kefalonia.
The Olive grove, at an extent of 6 acres, is situated in the “Fagias” area, in the southwest part of the island and dates back some 120 years. On steep slopes, at an altitude of 850m, with stony soil just a few hundred meters under Enos Mountain Forest consists of the world famous black pine.
The region is also world famous for the vineyards and the high quality white wine “Robola”.
With light green colour, low acidity (0,2), exceptionally fragrant with aromas that suggest a trace of mint, lavander and freshly mowed grass, this olive oil is silky and harmonic to the tongue with a delicate finish.
Our other olive grove is located in the “Ritsata” area, in the region of Lixouri, in the west part of the island. At sea level, just a hundred meters from the shore, on a flat, fertile, dark-colour ground in damp, salty conditions combined with sunlight all year and high temperatures, ten hundred Koroni trees have been planted by our grandpa on 10 acres of land, more than seventy years ago.
Deep green colour, fruity flavour with hints of ripe apple and almond, smooth and buttery to the tongue with a nice spicy edge and perfectly balanced finish, low acidity (0,2) and delicate aromas are some of the characteristics of this special olive oil.
The harvest in both olive fields is done by hand so as the fruits to be in perfect condition without brushes and cuts.
The gathering of the fruits in the olive grove of “Ritsata” takes place in the beginning of November followed by “Fagias” one month later.
The fruits are taken to the olive mill within 6 hours from the harvesting so as to obtain the lowest possible acidity. There with the method of cold extraction at 27° C the oil is gathered by gravity drop by drop, without using centrifugation. Afterwards the oil is kept at rest in conic stainless steel deposits in our warehouse in Panochori village before being bottled.
The bottling process is done without the use of filters and takes place entirely by hand, bottle by bottle, without using mechanical methods that involve pressure and affect the oil quality.
Presented in a greatly aesthetic bottle stamped by a hand painted label, exclusively made for “Panochori” by artist Ranio.
Best Before 31/12/2017
(sample picture please ignore the date on photo)