The Papale family has invested time and knowledge in the cultivation of the olive groves for generations.
With meticulous attention we follow all the steps of the production chain in first person. From pruning of the plants performed annually, to the collection performed manually, to the passage of the milling that takes place strictly within few hours after the collection, up to the sale of the final product, without disregarding the necessary relationship of trust with the customer.
The EVO Nocellara Etnea variety , excellent expression of autochthonous cultivar of eastern Sicily is an oil that affects for its simplicity and its intense green notes, for its delicate perfume and its freshness.
Smells: An intense smell of prickly pears that recall the Sicilian fruits but also a note of green apple and herbaceous hints.
Taste: The taste confirms a clean oil, of great quality, light but rich in green notes, accompanied by a contained bitter note and a spicy but non aggressive artichoke scent.
Notes of the sommelier: For these characteristics, it is easily paired with any type of salad, with Carpaccio fish and cheese. Must be tried on a pizza margherita.
The olives are reverse in a hopper, from where through a conveyor belt arrive in a washing machine which provides for the elimination of any residue of soil, powder, leaves; the washing machine takes place exclusively with water.
After, arrive to the crusher where begins the phase of milling.
The olives are crushed by a hammer crusher at low rpm to preserve aromas and flavors.
It takes place in containers with hermetic closure, to avoid excessive presence of oxygen, which causes oxidation of the oil.
Also the temperature, equal to 26 °C, it is constant and controlled by temperature sensors.
This favors the union of the small drops of oil in drops ever larger, for these to separate more easily from the solid part, in the following phase.
It is eliminated the possible content of water in the oil.
who, by centrifugal force, is the splitting of water, oil and pomace, thanks to the different specific weight of the different components.