Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil
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Édafos PDO Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil – Fresh Harvest for 2022
16.9 fl. oz
This olive oil comes from the coastal town of Sitia on the Greek Island of Crete, where the Minoans were the first to cultivate the Olive Tree millenia ago. It is the child of these ancient, century old trees. It’s rich and unspoiled olive groves are surrounded by natural herbs, wildflowers and the deep azure waters of the Mediterranean. Its name means “unique soil and climate of the area.”
Flavor: My Koroneiki olives are hand harvested and cold pressed within hours of picking to create a deep golden oil. I am fresh & fruity, with a smooth citrus finish.
Terroir: The rocky soil of Crete contains a rich geological mix that includes limestone and even sea-dwelling fossils. The island is the furthest south in Greece and has the most arid climate of southern Europe. Flavors of everything that grow here are more intense and hearty due to the dry air, the Mediterranean sea on all sides, and the altitude of the mountains.