The 2017 Harvest
The Olive Harvest has begun in Italy in the past few days and so we thought you may like to know what to expect from your 2017 oils.
This year is characterised by one main feature: lack of water. It has been an exceptionally dry year throughout our beautiful country with some regions experiencing as little as 200mm of rain over the winter and spring. The summer was consistently warm and dry and the olives subsequently have a high pit to pulp ratio. A few welcome showers during September have made a great difference and the groves we have visited recently are in great condition: perfectly healthy, beautiful green olives.
The quality from the frantoi we work with is expected to be extremely high in 2017: amazing perfumes, great concentration and high polyphenols. It’s a very exciting year for Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy. The expected volumes are lower than average due to the dry growing season, so to avoid disappointment, we encourage you to place your orders early this year. Harvest is beginning, time to get ready for your first Bruschetta of the year!