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- Region: Sicily
The olive oil from the Titone farm is the product of a family's devotion to sustainable, traditional farming methods, and organic tending of the land.
After walking among Titone’s carefully tended olive orchard, taking a quick glance at the impeccable “frantoio” (olive mill), and having the pleasure of meeting Nicola and Antonella Titone, it comes as no surprise to find that this dynamic father and daughter team, who make this immaculate extra virgin olive oil, are both pharmacists as have been the grandfather and great-grandfather. The Titone family’s passion to produce a very high quality extra virgin olive oil stems from generations of scientific approach. Nicola and Antonella know that extra virgin olive oil is essential to a better and healthier life.
Located a few kilometers outside the port city of Trapani in Western Sicily, the Titone farm sits on 19 hectares of rolling hills, covered with an orchard of Nocellara, Biancolilla and Cerasuola olive trees. The farm was converted to organic farming in 1985 and the frantoio was built in 1995. The farm also takes great pride in the D.O.P. (Denominazione di Origine Protetta/Protected Designation of Origin) status of their orchard, with their 5,000 olive trees in the registrar. The careful methods and attention to pruning and organic fly pest-control has set the Titones apart. The harvest usually begins in early October and may run through early November. Olives are harvested just as they are beginning to blush with black hues and are picked with the assistance of specially designed wooden rakes, which allow workers to carefully pull the fruit from the tree with the least amount of bruising possible. The modern, state-of-the-art continuous cycle extraction process ensures that the olives are crushed within hours of their harvest, thus guaranteeing an oil of superb quality. The oil is naturally decanted, and not filtered. The oil is deep golden yellow with light green highlights with lovely notes of green grass, artichoke and a hint of pepper.
The Titone’s extra virgin olive oil has won numerous awards at competition throughout Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Most recently it won Special Mention at SOL in Verona and a Silver and God Medal at the LA County Fair Competition in 2011 and 2012.
- Street: 68 Via Piro
- Postcode: 91100
- City: Loco Grande
- State: Trapani (TP)
- Telephone: +39-0924-981-444