Marchesi di Spedalotto
- Region: Sicily
On the estate of Marchesi Achille Paterno’ di Spedalotto, there are 7,500 olive trees, all organically farmed and growing the unique Tonda Iblea olive.
Harvesting is done entirely by hand before crushing in a nearby frantoio (olive mill). Careful decanting into stainless steel tanks plus one month of settling ensure a beautifully clear oil.
Chiaramonte Gulfi is known in Sicily as il balcone della Sicilia (Sicily’s balcony) because of its high position atop the Monte Iblei ridge. The altitude and climate here guarantee a perfect environment for growing olives, and the area is now under the strict quality control laws of a Denominazione di Origine Protetta (D.O.P.), guaranteeing olive oil excellence year after year.
- Street: Strada Provinciale 5, Contrada Mortilla
- Postcode: 97012
- City: Chiaramonte Gulfi
- State: Ragusa