The olive trees of the Umbrian territory: the (our) varieties
Discovering the Umbrian hills
The green heart of Italy, a land of centuries-old olive groves, offers a varied and uncontaminated landscape. A symbol that distinguishes this small region is – among others – the extra virgin olive oil.
The EVO oil (quality) is the result of a long process that begins first of all with taking care of their olive trees. In Umbria is undeniable the quality of the oil so much that some oil mills have achieved the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), a symbol that has always been a guarantee of quality!
There are three varieties in our soil: Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino.
The Frantoio is a plant that is characterized by its resistance to climate change. From its fruit, you get an oil that has a very green color and some slight yellowish shades.
The Moraiolo, of which you have certainly heard about, is a variety known because it adapts very well to rocky terrain (typical – among other things – of our area).
The fruit is not very large but hides a gritty flavor inside. The color is an intense green with warm golden yellow reflections.
The Frantoio Rinalducci oil mill stands out for having created the Monocultivar Moraiolo DOP Umbria – Colli Martani with a strong and enveloping taste. From the customer is perceived bitter and spicy but always in the right doses!
The Leccino. The Olive tree (which can reach even large sizes) has a thick foliage and long green leaves, so that the plant is very pleasing to the eye. Its fruit has a taste not too aromatic … we could call it quite neutral! The color, unlike the other cultivars we mentioned earlier is golden yellow with greenish shades.
We have always taken care of our olive groves all year round ensuring the quality that every customer deserves!