The origin of the olive tree is lost in time, coinciding and mingling with the expansion of the Mediterranean civilisations which for centuries governed the destiny of mankind and left their imprint on Western culture.
In more modern times, the olive tree has continued to spread outside the Mediterranean and today is farmed in places as far removed from its origins as southern Africa, Australia, Japan and China.
As Duhamel said, "the Mediterranean ends where the olive tree no longer grows", which can be capped by saying that " there where the sun permits, the olive tree takes root and gains ground".
At Chiuse del Signore the olive trees are scattered among the vineyards, the hazels, the fruit trees and the chestnut groves. Here the demands of modern agriculture are satisfied with methods which are rigorously respectful of the environment..
All the “Chiuse” extra virgin olive oils are obtained using only and exclusively olives produced in the estate, which can be divided into three large groups of interesting native cultivar and varieties as: Moresca, Nocellara Etnea e Brandofina
From the union of the olives produced in our groves, three well-balanced, fragrant olive oils are born, rich in taste and aroma, benefiting from a blend of different qualities and all blessed by the special mediterranean micro-climate of the fertile lava terroir on the Etna slopes.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has both a mature and green fruity with a slight piquant note and an after-taste of almonds. Ideal dressing for raw fish, salads, boiled meats and soups.
Full-bodied Extra Virgin Olive Oil with an intensely sweet flavour, a delicate piquant note and a slight fruity aroma. Ideal dressing of mediterranean dishes as bruschette, soups, salads and game.
We pride ourselves on the quality, integrity and originality of our products. Our range of fine hand made preserves in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, have been made with great care and attention to detail. Our ingredients are purchased from quality wholesalers and growers and we use fresh vegetables which are sourced locally and used within 24 hours from the harvest in the right season. Fine seasonal treats to warm the heart and satisfy the appetite for every occasion: lunches, snacks, cocktails.
Etna Mushrooms in Olive Oil,
Aubergines in Olive Oil, Wild Fennel Patè,
Dry Pachino Tomatoes in Olive Oil,