Harvest: October 2021.
Variety: A field blend of primarily Galega, with some Cobrançosa, and a couple of unknown trees that have been on the land for a long time.
Origin: Fronteira, Alto Alentejo, Portugal.
Process: Superior category extra virgin olive oil obtained directly from mechanical (never chemical or heated) means. ≤ 0.2 acidity. The olives are milled within hours of being picked. This oil is filtered.
Agriculture: Organically-farmed with regenerative practices including grazing animals.
Soil type: Clay loam.
MEET ANA ! Ana’s story is the kind of romantic one you’d watch in a film.
Once a corporate exec from Lisbon, she met her husband Paolo from Tuscany while both working in Brazil. They fell in love, returned to Portugal, and years later went looking for a quiet country life.
Fast forward a few years and Ana has now spent more than 400 hours in training courses to learn everything she could about olive agriculture and oil production. She’s now been working for the past few years on turning an old grove organic and incorporating regenerative practices.
The most impressive bit? She farms AND she mills!