Extra Virgin Olive Oil Kallmeti

Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1L - KALLMETI OiI

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Olive oil, extra virgin.
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Olive oil, extra virgin.

Origin (production area): The Kallmet area and surrounding villages, in a geographical length not exceeding 30 km from the location of the Kallmet winery.

Olive variety: 70% Kallmet olive - Native Albanian variety, grown in the area of ​​and 30% different varieties.

Tradition: The cultivation of this variety of grape and the brandy it produces is inherited by the families of winemakers in the area, both for family consumption and for the market. All families in the area own this variety and have produced oil with traditional press methods on foot or stone mills. In addition to this native variety, other Albanian and foreign varieties are also grown in the area.

Production method: After the harvest period, which takes place between the end of October and the first half of November, the olives are sent to the oil mill, which uses the method of cold processing and centrifugal separation of the oil. Pegasso 500 model from the OMT brand (Officine Meccaniche Toscana). The olives are carefully selected to obtain extra virgin oil. The green color of the olives must prevail, which must be cleaned and processed immediately after harvesting. The oil obtained is deposited in stainless steel containers and left to naturally settle for a period of 3-4 months. Afterwards the glass bottles are filled and go directly to the market.

Organoleptic characteristics: Presented in green color, with characteristic olive scent. The physical-chemical indicators detected for the quantity produced, after being analyzed in the ISUV (Institute of Food and Veterinary Safety) laboratory, appear on the back label of the product.

Sommelier and Dietitian Recommendation: Pairs well with salads and a wide range of dishes.

About the producer
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“Kallmeti” L.t.d, is established in 2006. This is a family business created by three shareholder brothers from Kallmet village. Main activities are the production and trade of three products: Wine, Raki (Albanian grape distillate), and Olive oil. The first year of activity is produced only 5000 liters of wine. Since the first year of activity the production capacity has been increased by about 20-30 % every year until 2019 and afterwards keeping somehow a constant level. The quality of products has been continuously improved, thanks to the professional Italian enological expertise, provided by Enological Group laded by Prof. Luigi Costantini. The grape cultivar is Kallmet, an ancient Albanian cultivar originated in the village with the same name. This grape variety is cultivated in two regions, Lezhe and Shkodra (Albania northwest). The olive cultivar is Kallmet, an ancient Albanian cultivar originated in the village with the same name. This olive variety is cultivated mainly in Kallmet village, and surronding villagesin of Lezha region (Albania northwest). All olive trees of this variety are old. A part of this olive variety there is used about 40 % even other international cultivars: Lecino, Frantoio (italian) and Arbequino (spanish). There are about 2500 olive trees of all above mentioned varieties owned by Kallmeti L.t.d. In Kallmet village there are more than 20000 olive trees in total Kallmeti winery is owning about 10 hectars of vineyards in Kallmet village, but also is buying Kallmet grape from more than 50 small local winegrowers from Kallmet and also surrounding villages.
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