CARDETO Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced with olives of our cooperative grovers. Olive groves are subjected to strictly controlled and non-chemical treatments and the plants are typical Umbrian “cultivars” (Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo, Pendolino, Raia).
The hills in the Orvieto territory are very favorable both for the excellent exposure and for the characteristics of the soils that bring the fruits to the right maturation and an acidity rate of around 0.01%. The autumn temperatures are medium-low, favour the metabolism giving to the final oil valueble organoleptic characteristics and high content in oleic acid.
In autumn the olives are harvested manually, transported to the local mill and milled promptly in the mill with a “two-step integral continuous cycle” system allowing to respect the fruit of the earth. The oil thus produced is naturally decanted and stored in stainless steel containers.
The quality of the oil is at high level with particular finesse: the visual appearance is excellent, just produced it has a green color between the emerald and the chlorophyll and then acquires bright yellow-golden reflections; the aroma is intense; the taste is exquisite with a fruity flavor very evident reminiscent of the healthy, fresh and harvested fruit at the optimal point of ripening.