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Terrae Maioris 

PDO Dauno - Alto Tavoliere  



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The Fortore co-operative has its headquarters on the lower spurs of the Daunian Sub-Apennines, which descend towards the Tavoliere plain and meets the foothills of the Gargano. This ancient land, on the Torremaggiore plains, is where the Benedictine abbey Monasterium Terrae Maioris used to stand.
This abbey is what gives the co-operative’s oil its name. It represents a strong bond with the land, an appreciation for the work of farmers in this generous land.
The Fortore co-operative was formed in 1960, with only 50 members, as a small wine shop. Today there are 600 members. In 1970, the co-operative, driven by the need to transform and take advantage of local products, started milling olives and storing wheat.
Fortore operates amongst old and new, tradition and new technologies, to offer the products of the Daunia area. Its roots embrace the social fabric and landscape of a traditionally rural land, where vineyards and olive groves are ever-present.
 
Year of foundation
1960
 
Yearly average production of the oil described in this guide (litres)
15,280
 
Organoleptic profile
Its scent suggests a green olive fruity enriched by notes of tomato and freshly cut grass. Light bitterness and an intense spiciness. Notes of almond in closing.
 
Recommended gastronomic uses
It goes perfectly with all Mediterranean style dishes. Ideal for pastas and fish soups.
 

 
Natural antioxidant content

 
Olive varieties
Peranzana (80%)
Rotondella (20%)

 
Production system
Mechanically aided hand picking. Crushing. Continuous-cycle centrifugal extraction.

 
 
Product portfolio
Terrae Maioris: extra virgin olive oil
Terrae Maioris: Organic Farming extra virgin olive oil
Aromatic oils: lemon, orange, garlic, oregano, chilli pepper, rosemary
DOC and IGT Wines
Table wines
Durum wheat

 
Awards and achievements

2007:

  • 1st place - Daunia Verde Province Award
  • Honourable mention PDO oils - Sirena d’Oro di Sorrento National Award

 

2006:

  • Distinction award - L’Orciolo d’Oro National Competition
  • Honourable mention – Sol d’Oro International Competition
  • 2nd place and honourable mention - Sirena d’Oro di Sorrento National Award

 
Certificates
PDO Dauno
Organic Farming
ISO 90001:2000

 
Current export markets
Germany
Holland
 

 
Contacts
Giovanni Picciuto (Legal Representative)
 
Languages
English
French

 
 

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