THE OLIVE GROVES
Our olive trees grow in difficult soils.
Very steep, not deep and poor in fertility. Furthermore the soil is very rich in gravel, determining high permeability and water leaching. The weather is mainly continental, with frost risks during winter and spring that may cause damages to the trees.
The olive tree variety more able to adapt this “extreme” situation is “Moraiolo”. It’s a very rustic and resistant cultivar that characterizes Umbrian Assisi-Spoleto PDO.
The oil obtain from “Moraiolo” has particular organoleptic features. In fact, it is very rich in polyphenols, an healthy and antioxidant substance that shows its maximum concentration in fruits when the plant grows in difficult conditions.