Our products go beyond the organic farming and are also certified single estate. Our groves fully rely on natural and physical substances for biologically based farming methods possible. We believe it is the right thing to do for our customers, leading to improved water quality, conservation of energy, & increased biodiversity.
This Organic PDO olive oil is of high phenolic content and milled within hours of harvesting.
Acidity and other inimical qualities are at near zero values due to special organic cultivation, selection, and extraction processes.
Aleta Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil is packed within hours of harvesting from the olives cultivated in the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas of southern Crete in the Messara valley, right where it is grown. We are in the heart of Crete. Our village is called Tympaki and located at the west edge of the valley, well known for its olive groves and production. The people that live here are know for growing olives all the way back to Minoan times!
The uniqueness of Aleta single origin olive oil is mainly attributed to the koroneiki variety of olives and its plethoric characteristics (aroma, color, organoleptic scores) found on the island of Crete. Part of a fully integrated Having full control of the entire production process from harvesting, pressing, storage and standardization.
BEYOND ORGANIC - This Organic PDO or Protective Designation of Origin goes beyond the organic certification and is also certified as Single Estate Organic by the European Union as to the origin, quality, and authenticity. This is super specialty Single Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Messara Valley in Crete, Greece.
MILLED WITHIN HOURS OF HARVESTING - Aleta is milled within hours after harvesting after the olives are transported in climate-controlled process to the mill to maintain the antioxidants and high levels of phenols counts.
SINGLE VARIETY OLIVES - Koroneiki olives also known as “Queen of Olives” is known for its rich fruity aroma and a characteristic peppery flavor. Each bottle and tin are numbered in accordance with a strictly monitored procedure.
FOOD PAIRING - Pairs best with leafy Green Salads, raw or steamed vegetables, broiled or grilled fish, white meat, soft cheese, pasta, pizza, toppings, soups & stews, sauces, legumes and pulses, rice pilaf or plain rice or straight up with mozzarella.
COLD EXTRACTED - Aleta is 100% cold extracted or from first cold press of the Koroneiki variety olives at source. It is unrefined and unfiltered olive oil of the highest quality from the family estates.
HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS DIET - Aleta extra virgin olive oil is full of antioxidants and minerals that are attributed to helping one live a long and healthy life. The olive oil has heart healthy claim of the European Union under regulation EU 432/2012.
SINGLE ORIGIN & SINGLE ESTATE - The olive oil is harvested and bottled at source at the Olive Estates of Messara region in the Island of Crete, Greece. The Olive Groves of Kolymvari are in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, where the olives go beyond a simple agricultural product to being a key ingredient of life, culture and cuisine of the region. The fruity aroma in this EVOO is due to the " 100% Messara Olive variety”
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The best tasting EVOO I've found. I've been buying this for over 2 years, with balsamic vinegars.