We are situated on the Iblei Mountains, in Buccheri, on Monte Lauro, the ancient Vulcan. Our land is in the magical archaeological site of St. Andrew, between a necropolis and a Templars’ Gothic church, where, since centuries and centuries, olive trees reign uncontested, finding both fertile soil and ideal climate. Our century-old organic olive groves are planted on hills, on 70 hectar grounds and in several areas: Vernèra, Sant’Andrea, Tallarita, Zocco, Mazzarino, Mascarone, Maddalena, Frassino, Travana.
They produce Tonda Iblea olives, our typical cultivar. Here, since 4 generations, we use to pick olives in October and we go on through November.
We pick olives only by hand and we press them that same day in an olive oil mill which works on 2 phases continuous process, at a extremely low temperature and with very short pressing times, in order to obtain only first pressure organic extra-virgin olive oil. The oil is then put in steel containers, saturated with nitrogen and put in a controlled temperature room. During the bottling, again, we saturate every single bottle with nitrogen to avoid oxidation.
We produce 3 different types of Tonda Iblea’s extra virgin olive oil:
Le Case di Lavinia Silver Label: an extra virgin olive oil obtained by special techniques of transformation and reducing pressing times;
Le Case di Lavinia Violet Label: a Monti Iblei D.O.P. extra virgin olive oil, Monte Lauro under-zone.
Le Terre di Vito: our Organic extra virgin olive oil.
The 3 types of oil are part of an Intense Fruity category and they present, even if in different proportions, a harmonic balance between bitter and spicy and a typical fragrance of tomatoes, artichoke, green grass. We suggest using the Silver Label, the D.O.P. Violet Label and Le Terre di Vito, on raw dishes, salads, vegetables, soups and meats.
We propose our olive oil in:
Le Case di Lavinia DOP - Violet Label and Le Terre di Vito: 0,10 l. / 0,25 l. / 0,50 l. / 0,75 l. / bottles and 0,175 l. / 0,50 and 5 l. cans;
Silver Label: 0,10 l. / 0,25 l. / 0,50 l. / 0,75 l. / 1 l. bottles and 0,175 l. / 0,50 and 5 l. cans.