Avlaki Groves Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil
100% Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil. Buttery and fruity with peppery notes, the groves are just above sea-level, south facing. The oil is buttery on the palate, fruity and grassy with peppery finish.
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A buttery, fruity oil with peppery notes. ‘Avlaki Groves’ comes from fields just above sea level; south facing, sheltered and with a rich terrain.
The oil makes an immediate impact on the palate, its creamy texture an excellent complement to more robust ingredients: ripe sliced tomatoes, Mediterranean vegetables, gazpacho, ratatouille, roasted roots, oily fish, barbecued meats, hearty winter soups.
For a dressing and dipping – mix with a good balsamic vinegar and the stronger tasting herbs and spices
‘Avlaki Groves’ won the Great Taste Award 2015.
HOW TO USE THIS OIL
Buttery and creamy, ‘Avlaki Groves’ works very well with more vibrant tasting foods: ripe sliced tomatoes, rocket, roasted Mediterranean vegetables, gazpacho, oily fish, barbecued meats.
Enjoy ‘Avlaki Groves’ as a dipping oil with balsamic vinegar, which also makes a good combination salad dressing – add a little mustard for spice and the more zesty herbs.
About Avlaki Superb Olive Oil:
Deborah and Natalie were simply buying a small place to escape from London stress: making olive oil was not something that they set out to do. Deborah is a painter and Natalie a writer and broadcaster on the arts and classical music. After buying their tiny piece of Greece – the small property is just above the sea on the Greek island, Lesvos – they discovered the repairs they had made to the little ruined house broke all of the planning regulations, due to a lack of land. Fortunately, they could buy small parcels of land from their neighbours to add to the plot – all had sadly neglected olive trees growing. They applied their knowledge of British gardening practice to the trees – pruning, mulching, manuring – and researched the latest information about olive farming to revive the plot and took control of every aspect of production and harvesting every olive by hand.
Avlaki Groves, the home fields, were the first to start producing a good crop in 2000 and a few years later Deborah and Natalie bought the mountain fields of Agatheri Groves, 5/600 metres above sea level. Having witnessed the questionable quality of traditional farming practice, they converted their fields to strictly organic farming (certified by Bio-Hellas) – also practising permaculture and encouraging bio-diversity. Avlaki’s fields are now full of wild flowers, insects, birds and all kinds of wildlife.
They personally supervise every stage of production from tree to bottle to ensure proper practice, authenticity, provenance and quality, keeping true to their belief of “From Branch to Bottle”.
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Fructose Friendly
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
- Soy Free
- Sugar Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
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