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Don Carlo del Borgo Antico

Organic Farming

Don Carlo del Borgo Antico
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Via San Girolamo, 50, 94100 Enna (EN)
Region: Sicilia

Phone +39 0935501770, +39 0935541666
Fax +39 0935501770

The Gerace Farm is a small oasis in the hill country around Enna, at 650 m above sea level in the heart of Sicily. The Fontanazza family arrived in Gerace in 1893 when Giovanni leased the entire fiefdom totaling 940 hectares from the Duke of Misterbianco. In the immediate aftermath of the war, following the agrarian reform, his son Carmelo and his grandsons acquired about 220 hectares, including the old mansion which dates back to the 1500s. The dedication and abilities of the Fontanazzas have transformed the old estate that produced wheat into a modern farm business which cultivates almonds, olives and grapes and raises cattle and sheep. During the 80s, Giovanni’s great-granddaughter Antonella, inherited from her father Carlo a small part of the old fiefdom, which she has since developed. Through the years, all the organic cultivation facilities have been renovated and in 2000 an agritourism business was launched. The organic extra virgin olive oil produced originates from this land. The olives cultivated here are harvested exclusively by hand, stored in the shade in aerated crates and milled within 48 hours. The oil is stored in stainless steel silos, in a dry locale at fixed temperatures, protected from heat and light sources. "Borgo Antico" oil is produced exclusively with mechanical procedures and does not undergo filtering.
Yearly average production of the oil described in this guide (quintals)
Organoleptic profile
Emerald green color. The bouquet is characterized by a bitter artichoke thistle and almond aftertaste with faint aromas of green tomato. The bitter and peppery notes are particularly well balanced.
Recommended gastronomic uses
Its assertive taste makes it a perfect dressing for salads, bruschetta, soups, legumes and meats. Excellent also for fried foods and sauces.
Natural antioxidant content
Class 3
Olive varieties
Moresca (45%)
Nocellara Etnea (45%)
Biancolilla (10%)
Production system
Hammer crushing, Three-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 500 18 6 18 34 45 5 28
bottle 750 18 6 18 34 45 5 4
Can 20 15 1 3 192 4 576
Can 2000 15 1 5 144 3 72