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PDO Val di Mazara

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Farm & oil mill

C.da Dispensa, 92013 Menfi (AG)
Region: Sicilia

Phone +39 091327965,
Fax +39 0916124335

For generations, the Planeta family has been engaged in different farming activities, originally in the Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi areas in the Agrigento province, but today even in different parts of South-Eastern Sicily. Along with their wine, star of the Planeta family’s work and life since 1985, oil is currently also a part of their core business. The farm is located on top of a large hill that leans out towards the sea, once wholly covered by Mediterranean maquis and wheat. The side that looks out onto the sea has remained untouched, and is a beautiful natural spot, while the rest of the hill has been turned into 80 hectares of olive groves where, in 2003, a modern oil mill was also built. The whole productive cycle is handled within the farm. Since 2006, their oil has become PDO Val di Mazara.
Yearly average production of the oil described in this guide (quintals)
Organoleptic profile
Clear golden yellow color with green highlights. The complex bouquet has fresh and aromatic herb aromas. The taste is harmonious with fruity green tomato notes.
Recommended gastronomic uses
Excellent to add flavour to main courses of pasta or rice, although its taste can be easily enjoyed on a simple slice of warm bread. Perfect for grilled meats, beef tartare and salads. Good for frying vegetables, such as courgettes and eggplant.
Natural antioxidant content
Class 3
Olive varieties
Nocellara del Belice (50%)
Biancolilla (30%)
Cerasola (20%)
Production system
Hammer crushing, Two-phase continuous-cycle centrifugal extraction

Commercial Information
Bottle type Format (ml) Size (cm) No. of units per carton Weight per carton (kg) Size of carton (cm) No. of cartons per Europallet No. of levels per pallet Weight per pallet (kg)
Width Height Width Height Depth
bottle 100 12
bottle 250 6
bottle 500 6
Can 2000 1