Le cultivar e il territorio
Definita più volte il polmone dell’olivicoltura italiana, la Puglia rappresenta una fonte inesauribile di varietà e prodotti di altissimo livello. Si piazza al primo posto nella classifica delle regioni con la più elevata soglia produttiva e al terzo posto nel mondo dopo la Spagna e Tunisia.
Azienda Agricola De Palma produces organic extra virgin olive oil and organic almonds. The property extends over 65 hectares on the Apulian hills near Bari.
The area is characterized by the presence of vast olive oil groves and almond trees. Our predominant variety is the typical “Coratina” which has a very low acidity level and a very high quantity of polyphones, three times more than other varieties.
Our company follows with scrupulous attention every stage of the production chain in order to obtain an excellent quality. Everything begins from the growing techniques that don’t require any types of pesticides or fertilizers. This guarantees high quality and a product that is 100% certified organic according to the European Regulation.
Raccolta e molitura
We generally harvest in October and immediately after the olives are transported to the mill to be cold pressed in vacuum conditions.
We bring our olives to a “MORI” mill which is one of the most performing at the moment. It allows to work without any stop and to get the process finished in 15/20 minutes to get the highest quality olive oil.
The crusher is separated and provided with an inverter for crushing turns regulation. The handling of oxygen at the crusher inlet is a very important factor allowing the formation of lipoxygenase, thus of flavours;
In order to reach the highest quality, the paste Malaxation is made at 19°/20° inside closed vertical malaxers, which are designed to obtain light vacuum.
The olive oil is always filtered right away to eliminate any residue that could compromise product quality over the time.