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Coletta Oil Mill — Our land, our olive oil

Coletta Oil Mill - Zona pedemontana vestina abruzzese
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The extra virgin olive oil produced by Coletta comes exclusively from olives grown within a radius of a few km from the mill in the Abruzzo D.O.P. district "Aprutino Pescarese". The area around the mill has a strong olive growing vocation with several varieties of olive trees, including "La Dritta" for about 40%, then "Il Leccino", around 30%, and with smaller percentages "La Posola", "La Carpinetana", "La Toccolana ", "L'Indosso", "L'Olivastro" and "Il Pendolino".

Coletta Oil Mill - Zona pedemontana vestina abruzzese
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The plants are located in the territory in a mixture and the resulting olive oil is in harmony with their tastes and smells, assuming unique organoleptic features and superior quality. This quality is not solely the result of plants, but also stems from the constant dedication of Marian and Anna Rita for finding an excellent product. The Coletta extra virgin olive oil is among those with lower acidity and lower peroxide value, two key quality parameters.


Products: Classic extra virgin olive oil
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A special case: the FAGIOLARA variety

Coletta Oil Mill - Olive tree, variety Fagiolara
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From the point of view of olive growing, our territory is special since it hosts the "Fagiolara" variety of olive tree, which is not present in other production areas. It is named after the shape of the olive resembling a bean. It is a native variety, so specific and not widespread as to be absent in any brochure containing the list of cultivars that exist in Italy. The owners of the plants FAGIOLARA argue that this variety has been passed down for generations, transplanted by themselves in order to thick the olive groves. The FAGIOLARA grows at an altitude of 600-700m above sea level between the towns of Civitella Casanova and Villa Celiera, near the old Casanova Tower, now a national monument. Currently the number of the existing plants is around 500.

In early 2009 the provincial council of the D.O.P district Aprutino-Pescarese, in the person of President Silvano Ferri, has spoken about putting the "FAGIOLARA" variety in national list of cultivars. For our part, we are happy to receive this news and we are proud to be, through the production of the extra virgin olive oil, single variety Fagiolara, the only witness of a small reality, but with significant excellence.


Our products: Extra virgin olive oil, single variety "Fagiolara"