'Le Gandine' extra virgin olive oil
'Le Gandine' is a superior category extra virgin olive oil obtained directly from olives through the cold pressing process. As per tradition in Monte Isola, the olive oil comes from olive trees of different kinds: mostly Sbresa and Leccino varieties, followed by Frantoio, Moraiolo and Pendolino.
Our olive groves are all located in Monte Isola, Italy largest lake island, located in Lake Iseo. Our olive groves are two: one nearby the hamlet of Peschiera Maraglio and the other one in Siviano, the main town of the Monte Isola.
The temperate microclimate of the lake island and the proximity of the Alps make this olive oil unique in its kind, enhancing its characteristic freshness and flavor.
Our olive trees are carefully treated in a natural way, without the use of industrial chemical products. We respect their natural production rhythm, from the flowers to the precious fruits, by focusing on quality of the olives rather than quantity.
The olive harvest takes place in the months of October and November and it is manually carried out by our staff, or by means of olive harvesters (tools that 'tickle' the branches allowing the fruits to fall).
Once picked, the olives are brought to the local olive oil mill ‘Frantoio la Masna dell'Isola' in Carzano (Monte Isola) where the milling, filtering and bottling takes place.
The milling takes place only by mechanical and cold means, in order to avoid that the heat can alter the organoleptic properties of the oil.
'Le Gandine' extra virgin olive oil has unique organoleptic qualities, presenting a very low acidity (less than 0.03%) and a high content of polyphenols and antioxidant substances.
The oil 'Le Gandine' goes perfectly with every dish, thanks to its scent, reminiscent of wild flowers and local herbs, and to its delicate fruity flavor, with an almond and artichoke aftertaste. In particular it enhances the flavor of meat and fish dishes and fresh salads.
We are proud to say that "Le Gandine" extra virgin olive oil is 100% MADE IN ITALY and 100% MADE IN MONTE ISOLA.