The oil of excellence

The culture of oil

The production process begins with defoliation and ends with final mechanical centrifugation and extraction.

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The production process in the family oil mill:
the “Antico Frantoio Francesco De Palma”

In order to obtain a very high quality olive oil, it is necessary to follow a few steps. For example, the olives must not be harvested if overly ripened and must be subjected to the pressing process a few hours after harvesting. During the cold pressing operation, the temperature should not exceed 27°C —these are all requirements that Antico Frantoio respects in detail.

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How to recognize an
Extra Virgin olive oil of excellence

Extra virgin olive oil is the precious condiment par excellence. It is processed exclusively by mechanical pressing. This characteristic distinguishes it from other types of olive oils and grants the product a very high level of digestibility.

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The tasting:
the sensory and organoleptic examination

Tasting is a fundamental step in demonstrating the organoleptic properties of the oil. The attentive consumer is able to recognize and distinguish the quality of an olive oil by its fragrance, color and characteristic flavors left upon the palate.

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Our Land

Ribatti Extra Virgin olive oil comes only from the exquisite “Coratina” olive variety, which is typically yielded within the territory of Corato and its surrounding areas, where the cultivation of olive trees has been a craft handed down from generation to generation with passion and competence.

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How to preserve high quality olive oil with the utmost care

Ribatti Extra Virgin olive oil is a completely natural product, resulting from the careful pressing of the “Coratina” olive variety — a true concentration of genuineness. With attentive processing we seek to preserve the intrinsic nutritional and organoleptic properties of the Extra Virgin olive oil as much as possible. Attention during harvesting, production and bottling are not enough to maintain the quality and properties of an excellent oil. Coming into play are then our consumers, the ultimate custodians of the quality of this green gold. This also gives rise to our guidelines for preserving Ribatti high quality oil.

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