This past year we were proud to launch a special new edition to our collection. Our Oro De Pòe exclusive DOP extra virgin olive oil 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. Produced in 2016, there were only 355 of these limited-edition bottles made.
Our olive grove is located at the heart of an ancient territory, which is rich with legend and history. We have hand-picked only the finest olives (of the special local "Frantioio Povese" variety) from our most mature 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. Produced in 2016, there were only 355 of these limited-edition bottles made.
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.