P.D.O. Umbria

Umbrian P.D.O. Oil

Characteristics:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced exclusively from olives harvested and pressed in Umbria, the prevailing varieties are Moraiolo, Frantoio and Leccino. Its unique characteristics are such to merit the recognition of the EEC Protected Designation of Origin P.D.O.

Serving suggestions

Its fine bouquet and woody notes of typical Umbrian oils make it suitable for use as a condiment, especially on game, grilled meats and in legume soups.

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How are quality olives produced?

The olive grove must be managed carefully and be located in areas naturally suited to growing olives. The main points can be summarised as follows:

  • The varieties of olives should be the best, those most suitable...

What is the onset of ripening?

It is when there is a change in the surface colour of the fruit from green to yellow to red to purple to a wine colour and then completely black. For each variety of olive oil there is a time of ripening in which the oil...

Is it true that the extra virgin olive oil holds more...

No, all fats both from animal and vegetable origin, provide our bodies with the same amount of calories, equivalent to 9 Kilocalories per gram. However, Extra Virgin is preferable for the types of fat it contains: it is rich...

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