Our Rustic Gold is made in the famous olive producing regions around Sparta. The oil is made from the rare Athinolia Olive, known as the King of the Olives, because of its large size and the quality of the oil. The olive produces a strong flavoured, peppery oil which is delicious on salads and in any kind of savoury cooking.
The oil is of very low acidity. The olives are hand picked from the private vordonia estate, and pressed on the same day of harvest. the olives are pressed in a traditional press, first cold pressing and cold extraction. The oil is not filtered, hence retains a strong and robust flavour typical of this fruity olive. It is also a darker green colour than many olive oils, and is typically not clear because of the unfiltered nature.