Biolea Greek olive oil is produced on the Astrikas Estate in Northwestern Crete. This area, called Kolymbari, is certified Protected Denomination of Origin (P.D.O.), meaning that the olive oil produced here is recognized by Greek law as being of exceptional quality. Part of what makes the Biolea olive oil developed on the Astrikas Estate special is the Greek island’s microclimate and its elevation at 300 meters above sea level; aspects that influence the unique taste of the local Koroneiki olives.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Sustainability
What also makes Biolea Greek olive oil unique is that it is completely organic. The Greek olives here are organically and sustainably grown, without the use of pesticides or irrigation. This arid cultivation means a smaller yield, but the people at Biolea believe it is worth it to preserve the environment. To that end, they also refrain from plowing and using heavy machinery so as not to contribute to soil erosion. When you buy Biolea Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you really don’t have to worry about where your food comes from or how it’s made!
The Benefits of Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
In addition to using only organic Greek olives, Biolea also relies solely on the cold extraction method using millstones and presses. Cold-pressed olive oil retains more of the olive’s natural flavors and nutrients, resulting in what is known as high polyphenol olive oil. This cold press method combined with the Estate’s organic farming techniques and local microclimate result in an organic extra virgin olive oil that is defined by a mild, sweet flavor. Biolea oil also comes in orange and lemon infused varieties!