Our second fragrance, Archidamo, also comes from the above blend but is characterized by additional Coratina, a typical variety of the area north of Bari. This type of olive tree has root-generating characteristics, enabling it to grow successfully in all types of soil, including limestone and stony, as in the case of the Salento region. This characteristic lends the oil a specific spicy flavour, laced with bitter, fruity notes. This particular flavour is most important as it signifies a high concentration of polyphenols – very powerful antioxidants – that not only combat cellular ageing but also help prevent a variety of illnesses. Polyphenols are also beneficial to the oil itself, as they are responsible for the life of the oil, providing protection from peroxides.
The above characteristics make our Archidamo a top-quality across-the-culinary-board oil, particularly good when used on hot mixed-pulses soup to bring out the slightly spicy Coratina flavour, or drizzled on to still-warm grilled vegetables and meat, not to mention in strong-tasting (as in Greek) tomato salad with olives and capers.
|Production area||Municipality of Manduria and Francavilla Fontana Puglia, Italy|
|Cultivation method||Organic certified|
|Altimetry||Mt. 120 slm|
|Varieties of olives used||Coratina, Cellina di Nardò, Leccino, Ogliarola Salentina (with higher percentage of Coratina)|
|Harvesting method||Harvesting with shaker|
|Milling method||Continuous cold cycle|
|Flavor||Medium fruity – clear sensations of strawberry and red fruits, red radicchio, chicory and lettuce, sweet notes.|