The silvery splendour of olive trees stands out against the backdrop of Umbria’s green, rolling hills: a crop that for various reasons represents the entire region. In fact, the olive tree, the Biblical and universal symbol of peace, also represents religious values, which are so important in a land that is often referred to as “The Holy Land of Italy”, not only for its geographical conformation. Just think of the great Umbrian saints, the great sanctuaries and the other magnificent religious buildings scattered throughout the region. But the olive tree, with its long lifespan and slow growth, is a fine representation of the region’s ability to lovingly preserve century-old traditions handed down from generation to generation. Finally, the flavourful D.O.P. Umbrian Oil embodies the spirit of the region’s cuisine, made up by simple and natural ingredients and genuine and tasty foods.
Extra virgin olive oil with an acidity level of less than 0.65 %, the polyphenols, depending on the area, are less than or equal to 100 – 150 ppm, with a fruity, bitter and spicy taste.