Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil Ceramic ‘Klea’ 500ml

40.00

Early harvest extra virgin olive oil from Chalkidiki.

SIZE: 500ml

AREA OF PRODUCTION: Nea Tenedos Chalkidiki

TYPE: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality category of olive oil that one can consume. By definition it must have free fatty acid level below 0,8%, zero organoleptic defects and a fruity flavor. For better quality, it must be derived by cold extraction in temperature below 27oC.
VARIETY: Chondrolia
This variety comes from the area of Chalkidiki in northern Greece. The fruit of the olives are very big and give olive oil rich in beneficial phenolic compounds, with aromas of grass, herbs, pepper and tomato with a balanced but intense bitter and spicy taste.
ACIDITY: 0,20
Acidity is one of the quality parameters set by IOC for extra virgin olive oil. By definition EVOO it must have free fatty acid level below 0,8%. This value is always determined by a chemical laboratory and cannot be detected by sensory analysis (you cannot taste it).
AROMAS: Intense fruity in balance with bitter and spicy. Its fruity aroma is reminiscent of freshly cut grass, tomato leaf and herbs with hints of black pepper.
Contrary to many people’s beliefs, olive oil aromas are not endogenous to the fruit, but are produced by the activity of olive enzymes in the olive oil extraction process (crushing-malaxation). They depend largely on the variety of the olive, the degree of ripeness of the fruit at harvest as well as the milling practices.
HARVEST: Fall 2019
As any fresh and very sensitive to oxidation product, olive oil must be consumed within 18 months from the harvest time, for enjoying all its aromas, flavors and health benefits. In the Northern Hemisphere where Greece is, the harvest is taking place from October to January.
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Description

Klea’s Early Harvest is an extra virgin olive oil from unripe fruits of the Chondrolia variety of Halkidiki. Its production is early, as it comes from unripe fruits that have not lost their green colour. The fruits are harvested exclusively by hand and proceeding within a few hours of harvest at temperatures below 25 οC. The result is a balanced olive oil with a strong and complex identity (intense fruity aroma, medium bitter and spicy), low acidity and high concentration of polyphenols. These bio-active polyphenols protect the body from cardiovascular diseases, reduce harmful cholesterol (LDL) in the blood, have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory action.

CHARACTERISTICS

Type : monovarietal [Chondrolia of Halkidiki], early harvest
Intensity : robust
Origin :Nea Tenedos Chalkidiki
Packaging Type : ceramic
Net Weight : 500ml

Meet the Producer

Klēa Premium Goods, is the result of experience (2nd generation of olive oil producers) in combination with knowledge and technology. Klēa comes from the ancient Greek word Kleos which means glory, wanting to highlight both our cultural heritage and our tradition in fine products, such as olive oil and table olives.

Pairs Best with

Salads with tomato, leafy green salads, raw vegetables, boiled/steamed vegetables, meat and chicken stews, grilled & roast meat dishes (lamb, pork, chicken), pasta, pizza, tomato sauce, semi-hard and smoked cheeses, legumes, soups.

Early harvest and high phenolic extra virgin olive oils are best to consume raw in order to offer to your body their beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids.

Drizzle it over your culinary creations to enjoy its green fruity aromas and to take your dishes to another level!

Awards

Silver award 2020 ΑTHENA International Olive Oil Competition

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