Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete
Olive Varieties : Koroneiki
Production : Controlled quantity
Sizes : Dorica (dark) bottle 500ml
Crop : from middle of Νovember until the end of February
Acidity : maximum acidity 0,5%
Color : gold-green
Taste : intense fruity, equilibrated and pleasant taste
Certified Origin and Quality : By International Standards and Regulations of the Greek Government Services, and the certified BIO HELLAS organization.
The organic extra virgin olive oil is the extra virgin olive oil which is produced from organic biological olive cultivation (organic farming).
In accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 as well as other subsequent regulations setting out the legislative framework about organic production of agricultural products, organic farming is defined as a management system of agricultural exploitations that enforces considerable limitations to synthetic fertilizer and pesticides usage.
With respect to consumers, the great advantage they enjoy buying certified organic products is that said products are free of plant protection substances residues, the reason being that usage of agrochemical substances as well as detection of such substances on organic products are prohibited
Olive cultivation (varieties “Koroneiki”, “Psilolia” exclusive grown in Plora province, South Crete, Heraklion), using organic techniques of production. Olive growers are controlled by Organic Products Certification Organization “BIO HELLAS” in accordance with the legislative framework set out bu regulation 2092/91 during the entire olive growing period.
The olive trees are caned and the olives collected from the nets spread under the trees, into bags made
Subsequently the bags are transported to the olive mill and the olives immediately grinded in the presence of bio-grower. The olive mill is certified by the same Organic Products Certification Organization “BIO HELLAS”, base on the same regulation pertaining to olive grinding and oil extraction.
Olive exfoliation and washing.
Olive cracking and kneating.
Centrifugation (separation of the olive kerns from the liquids contained in the olives).
Centrifugal separation of the olive liquids into oil and vegetal liquid residues.
The oil is stored in suitable bio-grower’s containers and transported by the bio-grower to our co facilities
Producers has been certified and now controlled by “BIO HELLAS” Organic Products Certification Organization for the standardization of extra virgin olive oil (EL-03-BIO KP.480477)
The olive oil shall be collected and stored in stainless tanks exclusively used for organic olive oil storage, provided that the analysis results are within the specifications set out, and following the presentation by the grower of organic agricultural product certificate that issued by “BIO HELLAS” Certifying Organization, according to which the producer under “BIO HELLAS” complies with organic cultivation specification set out by regulation 2092/91.
The olive oil shall remain into the container until it is naturally purified by precipitation.
The oil shall the be filtered by means of paper filter.
Thence, the oil shall be stored in another stainless tank, exclusively used for filtered organic olive oil storage.
Chemical and organoleptic oil analysis shall follow for post-filtering quality control.
Washing of bottling line by means of organic olive oil, after which the organic olive oil shall be bottled, labeled and identified. Bottling may be carried out in the presence of “BIO HELLAS” Certifying Organization representative.
The bottles shall then be encased and the cases paletized.
*Dorica 500ml: Dark green glass bottle