The second largest of the Ionian Islands, Corfu’s history is rich, overflowing with the legacy of ruling cultures as diverse as Corinthian, Roman, Byzantine and French. Having been under Venetian rule for many centuries, the Italian influence on the architecture, language and cuisine of Corfu is profound.
Venetians and Corfiots created a tradition that still endures. Together, they pioneered the cultivation of olive trees in Corfu. Today, Corfu boasts more than four million olive trees and Neolea is proud to share in this precious gift of nature.
Visitors to Corfu fall in love with the island’s green landscapes, pristine beaches, an abundance of vegetation and color, its history and its local produce. Neolea extends Corfu’s promise of rich experience and pure flavors.
Our common commitment to producing the finest olive oil is more of a passion than a process. Carrying on the age-old traditions of Corfiot farmers, the modern olive growers know the elements essential to extra virgin olive oil. Personal care of the olive trees is the key to extracting the very best from Corfu’s superb climate and luxuriant soil. The olive growers and the olive mills join us in an inextricable circle in which each has a vital part to play. We personally place great importance on selecting only respect for the Corfu’s heritage and we encourage them to constantly improve their knowledge and practices on the production of olive oil.
Climate and soil quality are the secret ingredient to our olive oil’s delicate taste. Neolea’s olive oil originates from the Koroneiki and Lianolia varieties. Following the age-old traditions of Corfiot producers, we reject all use of sprays and our trees are protected exclusively using natural methods. By accepting only handpicked fruit, we ensure that only the healthiest olives are selected. Once picked, our olives are immediately transferred to the olive mill using special containers to ensure no loss of quality during transport and then preserved in stainless steel tanks.
Pressing the olive fruit takes place within 24 hours after the olives are harvested. Our olive mill uses exclusively modern equipment, using low pressure and protecting the fruit from high temperatures. For that reason we use a process known as First Cold Extraction. This method of extraction takes place in low temperatures of below 27 degrees and without any chemical additives to extend or alter the oil – thus preserving the fruit’s rich natural endowment of nutrients and natural antioxidants. At the moment of the first press, the oil’s acidity is low and its aromatic qualities are at their finest. The extra fine taste of our olive oil is transferred directly into every bottle of Neolea and further preserved by avoiding exposure to light. We suggest you taste it as soon as possible to enjoy its flavor to the fullest.
Corfu’s landscape is permeated by endless olive groves and its environmental conditions allow for the olives to flourish. It is said that the Greeks were the first to cultivate olives in the Mediterranean. Out of respect to this pure jewel of nature, Neolea works to leave the fruit’s flavor and nutritional benefits unaltered. For this reason, no chemical additives are used in production. Our goal is to maintain traditional standards of excellence using modern means. The olive oil is unfiltered, ensuring the flavor extracted at the first press is retained all the way through to serving. Neolea achieves the best product quality without compromising the original character of local oil-making tradition.
Recognizing that people demand and deserve the highest quality, in early 2013 we had the idea to create a new brand of olive oil. Guided by the selfless offering of Greek nature, we added passion and design to create a final product that honors both the olive growers’ and Mother Nature’s work. We pride ourselves in knowing that we bottle true olive oil from a truly amazing land and do so in the most truthful way we know. An island that is the home of 5 million olive trees and that has this unbelievably rich history, culture and passion deserves a brand that represents just that.
We proudly bring you the world’s oldest product from the world’s oldest country ‘where it all began’. An ever-surprising product filled with centuries of taste. We invite you to meet Corfu, her passionate people and of course our beautiful olive oil. Neolea is fresh young and alive, born in Corfu, Greece.
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