Raccolta delle Olive

Vicino a Rivalto c’è un’oliveta, coltivata da una coppia, Tom and Charlotte, che con dedizione si prendono cura di circa 800 ulivi e della natura circostante. Utilizzando metodi tradizionali, riescono a produrre un olio biologico di ottima qualità, preservando tecniche e pratiche centenarie.

Grazie alla paziente cura degli olivi, l’olio prodotto è di alta qualità. Le olive sono raccolte in ottobre e novembre, a seconda della stagione. La tempestività con cui si frangono le olive, è vitale: meno tempo passa tra la raccolta e la frangitura, più l’olio avrà una qualità superiore. Per questo motivo le olive vengono portate a frangitura circa 24 ore dopo la raccolta.

Sia la raccolta, che la frangitura sono esperienze memorabili, attraverso cui toccare con mano la vita contadina, la buona produzione secondo metodi antichi, e il rispetto della natura e dei suoi prodotti.

Tom and Charlotte saranno lieti di accompagnarvi in un viaggio indimenticabile, spiegandovi dettagliatamente come avviene la coltivazione e la raccolta delle olive, in un tour di circa due ore, oppure farvi partecipare alla raccolta, se sarete a Chianni nel periodo giusto.

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Near to Rivalto is an organic olive farm, run by two dedicated people who care for over 800 olive trees and nature. They use traditional methodologies to produce superior organic olive oil, preserving techniques and practices which have been used for hundreds of years.

Thanks to the patient care of these vintage trees and the grove, the olives produce an unrepeatable olive oil that is of a high quality. Olives are harvested around October time, but it does depend on the region. The length of time between the picking and the processing of the olive is vital. The less time passes, the better the quality of the produced olive oil will be. If the olives are stocked for a long time, fermentation and mold are created which transmit their unpleasant taste to the olive oil. The olives are usually processed within 24 hours from harvesting.

Tom and Charlotte would like to welcome any visitors staying at Il Mirtillo the chance to learn more about how their olive trees are cared for as well as explaining how nature and their experience helps to create the best olives for miles around. The tour and the talk take around two hours, during which time you can experience a year in the life of two extraordinary people who dedicate their life to caring for a large olive grove, the local fauna and flora whilst preserving a long tradition of olive oil production.

The wood that is pruned from the olive trees is used to make unique gifts that can be admired and purchased after the tour of the olive grove. Each piece is individual crafted, gifts of small chopping boards to wall hanging bottle racks are handmade and displayed in some of the local gift shops for a higher price than can be purchased from the farm and of course there is olive oil to purchase, straight from the producer.

To experience this attraction, please contact me to arrange a date and time with Tom and Charlotte. This is a working farm and consideration must be given to the essential work they carryout.