Extra virgin olive oil DOP of Terre Aurunche

Olio extravergine di Oliva DOP delle Terre Aurunche

The extra virgin olive oil "TERRE AURUNCHE", according to the production regulations, requires the use of olives coming for at least 70% from the "sexing" cultivar. The sexing is native to the area of production (its name derives from the name of the town Sessa Aurunca, the most extensive municipality of the area of production), while the smaller cultivars envisaged (Carnelian, Itrana and Tonacella) are native to the neighboring territories and Represent an equally important heritage of local biodiversity.

The extra virgin olive oil "Terre Aurunche" at the time of the consumption has excellent physical, chemical and organoleptic characteristics, with acidity of less than 0.60 and a good content in polyphenols; Taste with good tones of bitter and spicy, color that goes from straw yellow to green more or less intense. These characteristics, besides the particular varietal composition of the sexing cultivar, are also due to the simultaneous presence of a mild climate and a volcanic soil, rich in macro and microelements essential to the production of olives and of quality oil.

The territory that marks the PDO "TERRE AURUNCHE" is located in the northern part of the province of Caserta, in the area around the extinct volcano of Roccamonfina, in the olive territories of the municipalities of Caianello, Canice, cello, Conca della Campania, mowing the mass, Francolise, Gabby, Marzano Appio, Majors Monte Lungo, Mondragoe, Rocca d ' Evander, Roccamonfina, San Pietro, Sessa Aurunca, Sparanise, Teano and Tora and Piccilli.

The area of olive groves interested in the PDO is estimated at about 6,000 hectares, for an average annual production of oil equal to about 18,000 quintals per year. Bottling companies interested in the production of DOP oil are 15. The average annual turnover is estimated at 2 million euros, considering that the PDO will affect, at the start-up, 10% of the production.

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