Provencal Olive Oil “La Siavo”

Provencal Olive Oil “La Siavo”
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    General Information

    Provencal Olive Oil "La Siavo".

    This variety undergoes a controlled fermentation of the olives, they are left to "coufer", overripe, to finally obtain the flavors of olive confits, of mushrooms and cereals, even of cocoa. For the ancients, this is the oil that "has the real taste of the olive". Very smooth, slightly nutty and mild on the finish. Goes well with leg of lamb, potatoes and even desserts. Virgin.

    Provençal variations

    Three different oils are produced by the Benedictines at Le Barroux. They have given them Provençal names to indicate the diversity of taste of these oils. It is obtained on the one hand by the selection of the olive varieties, but on the other hand also by the degree of ripeness of the fruits and a possible fermentation still preceding the oil extraction. The latter only has taste value if it is controlled and targeted. The oils are classified as "extra virgin olive oil" or "virgin olive oil".

    Olive oil from the foot of Mont Ventoux

    Oil, wine and bread are primordial foods and have a rich symbolic meaning in Christianity. So it is no coincidence that the Benedictines of the Provençal Abbey of St. Madeleine in Le Barroux devote themselves precisely to the production of these three foods and are the only monastery in France to operate an oil mill. Their living region between the Dentelles and Mont Ventoux is rich in olive trees alternating with vineyards. Olive tree cultivation also has a very practical meaning for the monastery, as it not only creates a sustainable, generational and increasingly productive agriculture, but also a good field of activity for the monks' manual labor. They have deliberately not mechanized the harvesting of the olives between November and December. This also protects the delicate fruit and thus increases the quality of the oil. As long as the plantations are still under construction, olives have to be bought in from the surrounding area. How long the olives may be stored between harvesting and processing depends on which flavors one wishes to preserve in the later oil by varying the degree of ripeness or even controlled fermentation.
    The mill with its technical equipment is at the cutting edge of oil milling; in the small picture below you can see the practical organization of the equipment. This facility is grounded, as it were, by its centerpiece, the heavy granite Tuscan stone mill, which corresponds to the centuries-old construction method in the twin arrangement of the two upper stones. Before the oil is pressed out of the olives, the fruit must be crushed under the stones. This olive pulp must not be heated under any circumstances, which could happen if the stones were to run too fast. For this reason, the grinding process is a leisurely affair and takes about 30 minutes per batch. The quality of the oil obtained in this traditional way can now be further improved by modern technologies, namely by centrifuging the oil, which mainly separates admixtures of water from the fruit. Depending on the requirements, the oil is filtered.
    Since oil production is a seasonal campaign work, it proves useful to carry out bottling only depending on the sales situation and to store the oil in larger quantities under oxygen exclusion.

    Ingredients and notes:

    Sales description:

    Virgin Olive Oil


    Olives 2nd grade - obtained directly from olives exclusively with mechanical processes.

    Origin / provenance:


    Responsible Food Business Operator:

    Artisanat Monastique de Provence
    Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine
    84330 Le Barroux

    Nutritional labeling

    Nutritional values per100 g
    Calorific value3768 kJ / 900 kcal
    Fat99,8 g
    hereof saturated fatty acids15,1 g
    Carbohydrates0 g
    hereof sugar0 g
    Protein0 g
    Salt0 g

    Product Information

    Article Number 26947

      0,5 l tin can
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