COS OLIVE OIL
FROM THE SAME LOVE OF OUR ANCESTRAL LANDS COMES OUR SPECIAL OLIVE OIL.
When we thought about making our olive oil, we didn?t have to do anything but use the same principles for making our wines. Same respect for the land, the oils and the same passion with which we make our wines were applied to making our olive oil.
-shamelessly lifted from http://www.cosvittoria.it
We grow Tonda Iblea olives using the same agricultural techniques that we use to make our wines. For us, there is only one path that we can take. Olive oil, just like wine, is a question of culture and history and goes back to the ancient traditions of our ancestors. Our trees are ancient as well. Some are hundreds of years old. We have 18 hectares in the contrada of Piraino in the area around Chiaramonte Gulfi. We manually harvest all the olives, respecting the tress and their fruit. We use the same techniques of those who came before us and we want to continue to pass them down through the generations. The olives are harvested and immediately are sent to the mill for cold pressing the same day. The result is oil made with Tonda Iblea that holds its color, aromas of peppers and tomatoes, which is persistent but not invasive and has great acidity. It is also slightly spicy. We follow tradition and bring in into the future. This is COS olive oil.