VENETO DEL GRAPPA DOP

LIMITED EDITION

My wife Katrien and I have decided to create a limited edition of our Oro De Pòe DOP with an extra virgin olive oil that was harvested solely from the olives of the oldest trees on our property, dating back more than 300 years. This oil finds its origin in the deep connection we have with the land on which it is made, and is dedicated to the ancient Roman legionnaire: CAIUS VETTONIUS MAXIMUS. By honouring this ancient Roman soldier, we wish to pay homage to the rich heritage that is deeply rooted in the historic territory of the Veneto region.



DEDICATED TO
CAIUS VETTONIO MAXIMUS

As legend has it, this Roman soldier from the 2nd century AD (under Emperor Marcus Aurelius) was victorious against the barbarians in the Battle of Vindobona on the Danube River. According to the engravings on his sarcophagus in the church of Saint Eulalia, Caius was a retired veteran and the owner of the lands at the foot of Monte Grappa between the Brenta River and Lastego Creek, which at that time were called the "Pagus Misquilensis". Our olive grove is located at the heart of this ancient territory, which is rich with legend and history.

DOP OLIVE OIL FROM OUR CENTURY-OLD TREES

"Frantoio Povese" variery

We have hand-picked only the finest olives (of the special local "Frantioio Povese" variety) from our most century-old trees, to produce a single varietal DOP extra-virgin olive oil that is greenish gold in colour, intensely fragrant at the nose, and exquisitely balanced on the palate.

SENSORY EVALUATION

The assessment of the quality of the olive is done through chemical analyses which determine the organoleptic values of the oil and affirm if they match the disciplinary criteria of the DOP Veneto del Grappa. Parallel to this we have a Panel test which is a sensorial test carried out by qualified experts who are taught to evaluate and certify the organoleptic characteristics (merits and defects) of the oil, such as: flavour, color, scent and the appearance. The combination of the results of both tests will be the base of the evaluation of our oil.

extra virgin olive oil

VENETO DEL GRAPPA D.O.P.

The DOP stands for protected designation of origin (PDO) and only products which meet the geographical and rigorous quality criteria may use the protected indication.

PACKAGING
oro de pòe dop
limited edition
For this version of our limited DOP Extra Virgin Olive oil - Veneto de Grappa - we have created 0.5l bottles, all numerated and certified by a control body of the The Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. In the agricultural year 2020/21 we have realized 2 different kind of packaging: 100 bottles in our prestigious wooden box, a show stopper all together and 320 with our classic black box.