Extra-virgin olive oil - early - Kalios

Extra-virgin olive oil - early 25 cl

£11.88
54,00 € / litre

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description


Kalios' early olive oil is an exceptional oil. During the olive harvest in the autumn, a plot is isolated by Vassilis Chantzios, the father of Kalios' founders. All of the olives coming from this plot are carefully selected, then pressed. The olive oil obtained from this cold extraction is unfiltered and is characterised by an intense green colour as well as fruity and strong notes.

The complexity to produce this early olive oil explains why it is produced in very limited quantities. Indeed, 12kg of Koroneiki olives are necessary to produce 1l of olive oil, which is about 5kg more than the quantity needed to produce a traditional olive oil.

The early olive oil being as fresh a product as fruit juice, it is important to consume it within the three months following the purchase in order to benefit from its optimal organoleptic qualities.

Ingredients

Koroneiki olives harvested by hand in Greece.

Origin

Peloponnese, Greece

Brand

Kalios

Producer

In the heights of Neochori-Ithomi, nestled in the mountains for more than seven generations, the Chantzios family olive groves, some over 300 years old, were planted on limestone terrain. The olives, picked and sorted by hand, are grown from a single varietal – Koroneiki – known for its ability to adapt to warmer temperatures, [and the occupant of 50 to 60% of the olive groves in its country of origin]. The Koroneiki is best suited for the production of olive oil, while the Kalamata varietal, is intended for the production of olives to be consumed at the table.

As the Chantzios family had not wished to sell their olive oil, the olive grove has never been used for mass production. The groves are not chemically treated or processed, and no fertilizer has touched its soil. The only fertilizer used is produced by goats and sheep that tend to the fields.

Kalios oil is thus produced through artisanal and sustainable agricultural processes, but its strength lies in its acidity: the lower the acidity, the better the quality of the oil.

A fruity taste with hints of fresh grass, and a complete lack of bitterness, makes Kalios an exceptional product in its class.

Restaurants such as Mandarin Oriental, Thoumieux, Rostang, Gagnaire, 39 V, Colliot, La Cantine du Troquet were immediately impressed by the quality of Kalios products and have adopted them.

Shelf life information

Store in a cool, dry place and consume within three months following purchase.

cook with talent

This early olive oil by Kalios is ideal for accompanying salads and steamed vegetables. It magnifies fresh cheeses. You can also surprise your guest with a block of feta, a dash of early olive oil and a bit of oregano.

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