Valdemone Extra-virgin Olive Oil PDO
PDO - Protected Designation of Origin
Valdemone is obtained from the oil of three main cultivars: Ogliarola Messinese, Santagatese, and Minuta. The oil is clear or slightly opaque, with a green color and golden shades. The fragrance recalls new-harvested olives and is completed by notes of herbs, leaves, and flowers of the spontaneous plants growing in the area. The taste of fresh olives is surrounded by a bitter contrast and the aftertaste smells of almond, fresh fruit, tomato, and cardoon.
- Cultivation / Production Area: Municipalities in the Province of Messina
- History: In the past, the term Valdèmone was linked to "Vallis Nemorum" ("Valley of the Forests"), recalling the forest richness of the territory. Moreover, it has always been linked to north-eastern Sicily because, from the Middle Ages to 1812, this part of Sicily used to be called Valdemone.
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