Extra virgin in the language of olive oil means top quality, fresh olive flavour and of course no defects. It is produced only by mechanical means directly from olives under temperatures which couse no damage to the oil.
Extra virgin means also low acidity, between 0.3 - 0.5. We achieve this low level of acidity by using only "Koroneiki variety" olives for the production of Ladikon which are treted with care when on tree. After the extraction, we immediately catch the precious olive juice to our bottles which will remain there in safety waiting for you.
We consider extra olive oil as a precious everyday miracle for our table. We wanted people to see the clear gold color of our oil which is the trademark of our quality product. This is the reason why we chose a minimal glass package to carry our product.
We keep our quality in top levels, so we carefully choose the best extra virgin olive oil and bottle it in small numbers which are numbered and signed by the producer.
The glass remains perfectly protected from the sun and temperature in our minimal white box.VIEW PHOTOS
The secret ingredient of olive oil is the oil that extracted from ripe olives. During last day of Spring, small flowers appears on the olive trees. Later and by the help of the wind pollination those flower blossom becoming olives which mature 6 months later. During this 6 months we treat carefully our trees "feeding" them with organic fertilizers and watering them properly.
In ancient times, workers used long-handled poles in order to knock the fruit from the tree and nets under the tree to catch the falling olives. Nowadays the method remains the same and the only deference is that the long-handled poles use a mechanical head-rakes. Our workers are trained well before the use of these poles in order not to harm the olives and the tree.
After the ripe olives have been combed from the trees the extraction method follows. At first the olives are washed in order to residues to remove. Then they are milled and through this malaxation process an olive paste appears. This paste is cold-pressed (without heating the paste) , a method that insures the purity of the olive oil. Afterwords, oil and water are separated by the centrifuge method. This process results to our low acidity Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
When our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is extracted we store it stainless steel vats for few days untill we fill the bottles one by one by hand. We use glass package because of the fact that the flavor and the taste reamain fresh until the moment someone opens it. Then the glass package is stored to our box in order to also preserve the clear cold color.