Producer | Andriotis Co.
Corfu island, our family, and the olive tree
Since ancient times, the island of Phaeacians, Corfu, is a bridge of cultures, people, and tastes. A place is known for its beauty, its values, and its civilization. The olive tree has been inhabited here for centuries offering its gifts. The truly impressive, age-old Corfiot olive grove is known since the 17th century.
There is so much more in Corfu than what meets the eye. It’s a place with a strong personality. You have to visit, to understand it. To let it talk to your eyes and your heart. To live it and savor it. The local cuisine is simply incredible, so delicious and rich, so healthy. Ιts foundation is the extra virgin olive oil produced exclusively here, on this island. The microclimate, the sea breeze, the air from the hills, all work harmoniously in a "conspiracy" to produce this unique, fresh juice.
The roots of our family are directly tied to Corfu and are creatively combined with the roots of our olive groves. Producing a unique extra virgin olive oil was an inevitable demand for us. An urgent natural evolution, present in every drop of the best olive oil our land produces.“Olithea” is an authentic Corfiot extra virgin olive oil, made by Corfiots (and a Swiss) for all of you.
"Lianolia", the "source" of our extra virgin olive oil
Οur variety, the famous "Lianolia", the starting point of everything. Lianolia chose to live and bear fruits only here. Native to Corfu, is a variety with distinct characteristics, setting it apart from any other Greek or foreign variety.
Like all the inhabitants of our island, Lianolia is not easygoing. Nor convenient. You have to gain its trust. Then, and only then, it will unfold all its tasteful and aromatic qualities. Only then it will provide you with delicious natural juice from its fruits, so rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. And then, you know that it worth every effort, every care.
Happy trees mean extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality!
Each of our trees is a small, self-sufficient system that produces life. If you really give your attention as it should, you'll almost hear it frightening your needs and dreams. Each has a story to tell, a truly old story. The trees in our family olive grove are planted with love by the hand of people who knew and, most of all was an emotional connection with their land. Ever since, every generation learns from the previous one, just how to keep the trees “well-fed” and happy. And the modern standards of organic farming impose the good health of every tree and guarantee the top quality of every fruit.
Production – Bottling
Our "liquid gold" requires real art in its production. Although it may seem as a simple procedure, it is particularly sensitive and requires full attention. From transport and washing to pressing and storing, the conditions must be kept ideal and the temperature really low. For us, the term "cold extraction" is not a claim, it is an imposed reality. Our aims are freshness and perfect quality, never quantity.
When our extra virgin olive oil calms in its inox tank under ideal conditions and effectively go through all the necessary controls certifying its low acidity and high nutritional value, its impressive rich polyphenols, its excellent organoleptic properties, and its spiciness, bitterness and fruitiness are measured, the final production phase of bottling follows. Its unique bottle, worthy of its high quality, protects it and keeps every drop fresh until you enjoy it at your table.
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