Olio Extravergine di Oliva Luigi Tega 1,3,5 LT.
PRICE IS for 1 Lt. in Can
PRODUCER: Luigi Tega
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy – Umbria
OLIVES VARIETIES:30% Leccino, 40% Frantoio, 30% Moraiolo
HARVEST:hand-picked in the second half of October. The olives are immediately transported to the oil mill in special crates.
FLAVORED: Officinal Herbs
GIUSEPPE’S RATING: 97/100
PACK OF: Can
SIZE: 5 lt. 3 lt. 1 lt.
When you visit Umbria, you can’t be fascinated by its mystical and rural landscape.
Next to the green cultivated plains and ancient woods that border the higher parts of the mountains, you notice endless rolling hills full of olive trees.
The cultivation of this tree was introduced by the Etruscans who were the first to consider olives as a source of richness and prosperity.
Romans then intensified the production of olive oil and spread its use to all of the Roman Empire.
A Roman city on the banks of the Tiber River called Orticoli became known as the “Port City of Oil” which supplied of olive oil for Papal Rome.
Since 1600’s, the Tega Family’s roots are deeply set in the ancient tradition of master oil millers.
In his oil mill, whose structure dates back to the 15th cetury, Luigi Tega produces rare and precious oils that are obtained by pressing a combination of olives called Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoio.
He has won, over the years, awards and prizes, all over the world.
The extra virgin olive oil extracted from a variety of Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoio olives, has excellent characteristics of pureness and authenticity. The optimal exposure of the land to the sun, along with the organic growing technics, lead to the production of high quality olives and thus of an extra virgin olive oil with a high concentration of polyphenols, which are important natural antioxidants.
The handpicked olives are transformed by percolation within 24 hours after the harvest.