Why our oil Oro de Pòe is special
One of the most significant reasons our olive oil is so special is the environment in which it is created. The geographical area in which the Estate Gentile is located is one of the most northern locations in Europe where olive trees grow and bear fruit. The territory of Pove del Grappa is located in a natural shell shaped valley at the foot of the Grappa mountain, and is known for its mild, well ventilated climatic conditions, which create a relatively dry environment. For these reasons, the area is also known as the “Olive Basin.” The high quality of the final product is also due to the composition of the soil. The area was once located in the broader river-bed of the Brenta, and is now covered with alluvial moraine intersected by layers of sandy clay and marl.
The next reason our olive oil is so distinct is because of the unique olive varieties that are used to create it. The local variety “Frantoio Povese” is abundantly present in both older and younger trees of the region, which produces a very delicate oil compared to other varieties, resulting in an incomparable taste. Finally, the modes of cultivation play an essential role in making our olive oil unmatched by any other. Under the guidance of seasoned agronomist dr. Giovanni Alberton, the olive trees are treated using traditional methods and modern, well adapted equipment throughout the seasons of the year. These unique conditions under which the olive oil comes to life are what gives Oro de Pòe its distinct taste and unique personality.