GOLD GREEN SANNIO
Nel Sannio, along the hills Beneventane, where the expressive landscape of olive merges with wine and with the natural environment of the mountain and Fortore Taburno, meet wonderful examples of ancient olive trees, with twisted trunks and twisted, almost screwed over themselves and with the features silver leaves. Among the most typical are the crops'ORTICE (also called olive lace sparrow). It 'a plant of medium vigor with erect posture characteristic whose olives are used exclusively for the production of an excellent extra virgin olive oil.
The introduction of the olive cultivation dates back to the Greeks and the Phoenicians who spread the use of oil as a food, but also as a component of ointments and perfumes, in all colonized territories. I romani, then, extended the cultivation of olive trees throughout the region and, in large measure, in the province of Benevento. “Iuvat Olea magnum vestire Taburnum (should be coated with olive groves big Taburno)” supported Virgil in the Georgics; e Oliva, already present in the Sannio to the sixth century B.C., spread rapidly in all areas of olive growing, as is well documented by numerous archeological artifacts in the various provincial museums.
The oil that is still produced today is used to embellish many traditional dishes of local and not only. The traditional culture and its advantages have been getting a number of years in numerous awards and accolades.
The olives are harvested at veraison fruit and techniques that ensure the best conditions for the production of extra virgin olive oil rich in aromatic characteristics and devoid of any organoleptic defect.
The olives are processed within the same day in high technology systems, that ensure the best quality oil produced.