We believe it is possible to grow a successful olive farm whilst respecting and caring for the environment. We are therefore committed to retrieving a harmonized relationship between Man and Nature without the use of toxic chemicals. Our first step to achieving this was to study all the natural elements that are present in our groves:
We analyze all the plants that exist in the groves and investigate how we must work with them in order to establish a synergy between the soil and the trees. With this technique, not only do we get nutrition for our trees, but we also stop our soils from losing the fertile layer, which is of the utmost importance in our area since we are seeing an aggressive desertification process. This technique also substitutes the glyphosate, a cancerous herbicide commonly used to kill the so-often called weeds.
The plants in the hedges and borders of our groves have great importance as they are the refuge of animals and insects which will help us fight pests. Whenever we need indigenous plants that have disappeared but were the refuge of an insect we need, we bring them back. In essence, we restore the health of our ecosystem. For example we replanted “Altabaca” to attract a wasp species that is known to be a natural enemy of the commonly called “olive fly”, a harmful insect that attacks the olive and impairs the olive oil flavors. This technique replaces the harmful pesticides.
After practicing organic farming for several years, we decided to extend our studies onto biodynamic farming which took us well beyond our ecosystem. It is well known that the Moon has influences on the Earth and we wanted to understand how it could influence our farms. So we widened our vision and incorporated other planets and constellations into our farming methods.
In order to feed our olive trees we utilize a compost that we make ourselves with 100% natural materials, e.g. “alpeorujo” waste (a mixture of olive-residue oil and vegetable water), pruning remains and manure from different indigenous breeds. With this practice we are always able to control its composition and avoid a potential contamination of aquifers and reservoirs through filtering.
All our farming processes must be reflected in the extraction of our oil which must be impeccably and of the highest quality. We strictly follow the following practices:
Olives harvested on the fly, directly from the tree, at the most optimum time. Unlike traditional non-organic olive farming which uses olives found lying on the ground, resulting in poor quality oil, our harvesting methods catch the fruit on the fly and never use those that have already fallen to the ground, avoiding the unpleasant earthy and musty soil flavors.
Cold-milled and first extraction. In order to retain all the organoleptic and healthy qualities of the olive, we never let the process of milling to be done at high temperatures and only get the oil from the first pressing, hence why some call it “olive juice”.
Packaged to maintain all its organoleptic qualities at a level of excellence. Both light and heat damage the oil, destroy the polyphenols and create unpleasant flavors such as rancid. We therefore only package in dark bottles and cans designs to perfectly preserve our oils.
All our Premium oils are classified as Extra Virgin and certified Organic.
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