ARKE' BIO extra virgin olive oil MONOVARIETY Nocellara del Belice
The olfactory profile features sharp and elegant traits, presenting evident flavors of ripe tomatoes, artichokes and herbs. In the aftertaste it offers delicate memories of almond and sage.
When tasted, the result is definitely soft in its harmonious structure that perfectly describes the bitter-piquant balance. In the end you are embraced by a sensation of fruit and pistachio.
Arkè Bio is a single variety extra virgin olive oil produced from “Nocellara del Belice” olives and it represents Arkè's diamond point. It's cultivated in reddish, ferrous, sandy soils that give elegant and excellently balanced flavours. The olive groves are located in the centre of Sicily. The perfect environment for “Nocellara del Belice” olives is in fact in the area of San Cataldo, Pietraperzia and Barrafranca.
It is obtained from organic farming of olive groves without using harmful chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, etc) fully respecting the environment and the health of the consumer. For this reason we incorporate natural fertilizer, seeding fava beans between the rows of plants and digging them into the soil as green compost.
Certified by ICEA - Environmental and Ethical Certification Institute
Variety: Nocellara del Belice 100% from ORGANIC FARM
Production Area: San Cataldo, Pietraperzia, Barrafranca (central Sicily).
Altitude: 460 m a.s.l.
Harvest: hand-picking mid-way through the ripening period in order to preserve and exalt the antioxidant and aromatic characteristics, from October 10th to November 15th.
Crushing: continuous cycle cold-milling process within 12 hours from the harvest.
Storage: natural settling (without filtering) in steel silos in storage room with temperature monitoring (18 °C).
Size: bottle 0,1 l, 0,25 l, 0,5 l, 0,75; can 2 l, 3 l, 5 l
Food Certificates: Organic, JAS, FDA and NOP
•Italy – Andria, “BIOL 2012”, International prize for the best organic extra-virgin olive oils – Gold Medal, Arkè Bio
•Italy – Andria, “BIOL 2013”, International prize for the best organic extra-virgin olive oils – Gold Medal, Arkè Bio
•Italy – Andria, “BIOL 2016”, International prize for the best organic extra-virgin olive oils – Gold Medal, Arkè Bio
• Germany – Nuremberg, “Biofach Olive Oil Award” 2018, International Competition for Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils – award for Arkè Bio
In the heart of Sicily, our farm produces high quality Organic extra virgin olive oils typical of varieties such as Nocellara. They are carefully processed by our own mill and our family manages personally every production phase. (Harvest, receipt of olives, crushing by our company's mill, conservation and bottling implementing the Product Tracking and Traceability System for a quality control feature).
Our extra virgin olive oils arise from the heart of Sicily, in an area which has always been suitable for olives growing and devoted to it. For over three generations the passion for olive oil production has characterized our farm, which devotedly researches and selects the best olives to produce an extraordinary quality olive oil.