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Production information

 

Harvest

Our harvest starts as soon as we have a "go" from the mill.  Our mission after picking is to bring the olives within 24 hours to the mill. In Portuguese this is called a "Lagar". We haven't got our own machines, you can imagine that 2000 trees do not produce enough oil to be able to afford our own machines.  So our start depends on a third party that thankfully shares our ideas of earlier harvests, low temperature processing & a hygienic environment to obtain high quality olive oils.

Lagar Details:

Casa Féteira, Soc Agrícola, lda

Rua da Capeleira, no 6, Tremoceira

2480-113, Porto de Mós

Portugal

Extra Virgin or not?

So what are Virgin olive oils and how do you know?

"Virgin olive oils are the oils obtained from the fruit of the olive tree solely by mechanical or other physical means under conditions, including thermal conditions, that do not lead to alterations in the oil, and which have not undergone any treatment other than washing, decantation, centrifugation, and filtration and shall meet the minimum requirements that are established by the IOOC   To test and be able to sell our olive oils we are obliged to take samples to a certified laboratory such as LET ISA in Lisbon. If you like to see our technical analysis feel free to contact us for up to date documentation.

Galega

Variety:  Galega

Grove style:  Traditional 

Average age trees: 

100-500

Locations: Condeixa/ Ega / Anobra Penela / Rabaçal

Province: Central Portugal (Beira Litoral)

Dutch Blend

Varieties: Galega & Picual

Grove style: Traditional

Average age trees: 20 

Location: Atadoinha

Province: Central Portugal (Beira Litoral)

Better Blend

Varieties: Cobrançosa & Verdeal

Grove style: Intensive

Average age: 15-20

Location: Anobra, Beira Litoral

Province: Central Portugal (Beira Litoral)

North Blend

Varieties: Cobrançosa, Madural & Verdeal

Grove Style: Traditional 

Average age trees: 20 - 50

Location: Santa Maria de Emeres

Province: North Portugal (Tras-os-Montes)