«In our family we make our own Extra Virgin olive oil since 3 generations. In Apulia we are strong on Coratina cultivar, rarely you’ll see cultivar specified on the bottle, to make monocultivar requires more work because each cultivar will probably be ready at different moment and so we have to pick them separately, plus everything must be done in one day, picking in the morning and we deliver to be milled at evening, in this way there is no oxidation and acidity created during the waiting time, even just 12 hours can make a big difference.»
Cold-pressed olive oil is extracted from fresh olives by mechanical means at a temperature of 81 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Olive Oil Source. Cold-pressed virgin olive oil contains high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants that provide many health benefits.
Coratina is widely appreciated among olive oil connoisseurs for its strong, persistent and spicy character.