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Rustic Puglia’s olive oil

We love Rustic Puglia’s brand new logo and to celebrate they’ve created a dedicated Facebook page for their amazing olive oil. Puglia produces around 40% of Italy’s olive oil and each November every olive press or ‘frantoio’ opens for business as the olives are harvested to be turned into delicious oil.

Rustic Puglia, one of Puglia Places’ premier holiday villas, has been harvesting the olives on its land since 2009 and produces what it’s proud to call proper olive oil.

Its special qualities are:

  • It’s organic – although the land isn’t certified as organic because of the mind boggling bureaucracy this involves
  • It’s extra virgin – the olives are raced to be pressed 24-48 hours after the first olive has been picked
  • It’s single estate – all the olives are from one piece of land so every tree has been subject to the same micro-climate and growing conditions
  • It’s unblended – each pressing of oil is kept separate, the oil of different pressings isn’t mixed together
  • It’s handpicked – it’s hard work but worth it when you get the final product
  • It’s stone ground – the olives are crushed by a millstone as it was done 5000 years ago
  • It’s cold pressed – this is the traditional method where the olives are tipped as they are into the mill, modern presses use heat in various ways as it yields more oil but this is the old fashioned way
  • It’s unfiltered – some mills filter the oil to remove the sediment but this oil is as it came out.

To order you can get in touch direct through their olive oil page or buy straight from their store.

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