ACAIA Extra Virgin Olive Oil [0.5l]

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ACAIA Extra Virgin Olive Oil [0.5l]

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Made from Kolovi olives that grow in the mountainous groves of the Aegean island of Lesvos, Acaia reveals the delicate mildness of this rare olive variety. Its richly complex aromas evoke the freshness of leaves, herbs and grass, combined with nuts, tropical fruit and apple. Savour its excellent harmony and experience the distinctive flavours of this exceptional olive oil.

Buy together with the exceptional Real Salt. Choose from unflavoured or flavoured options - garlic, onion or season mix will elevate the taste of any fresh salad or vegetables.

The New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) awarded Acaia extra virgin olive oil a GOLD MEDAL in 2017, 2016 and a SILVER MEDAL in 2015. Plus numerous other awards, please see below for the list for the last two years.

The origins of the KOLOVI olive variety
The Kolovi variety, also known as Valanolia and Mytilinia (var. pyiriformis) is indigenous to Lesvos, and is found mainly on Lesvos. It is a lesser-known variety throughout the world and even within Greece.

The Kolovi olive tree grows largely on hilly terrain rich in slate, up to an altitude of just under 2000 feet (600 meters). It is well adapted to Lesvos limited rainfall, and does not need much water. This results in the formation of a wide root system that enables the transfer of important nutrients from the soil to the olive fruit.

Many of the trees have little or no road access, and can be reached only by donkey or on foot. The olives are therefore harvested by hand, aided by portable mechanical pickers. The use of very limited amounts of fertilizers and pesticides results in olives that are more natural, healthier and more nutritious.
The distinguishing features of the KOLOVI olive variety...
In general, all extra virgin olive oils are high in antioxidants, and this is a key factor behind their healthfulness. As a rule, the more the antioxidants, the greater is the bitterness and pungency, which make the oil unpalatable for many consumers.

A characteristic quality of extra virgin olive oil made from Kolovi olives is its subtle and delicate flavor, fruity aroma and smooth texture, in spite of its high antioxidant content. Therefore this extra virgin olive oil is an excellent choice for consumers interested in the full taste and health benefits of olive oil, yet dislike the very strong flavors and bitterness commonly found in many oils made from other olive varieties.

In addition to the variety itself, several factors combine to create Kolovi olive oils delicate flavours. These include the soil, climatic conditions including the lack of rainfall and abundance of sunshine, and the altitudes at which Kolovi trees thrive.

ACAIAs special quality in relation to very bitter olive oils is that it is well-balanced, so that its fruity flavor, with traces of tomatoes, tropical fruits, apples, herbs and nuts, is in harmony with its spiciness. This property makes it ideally suited to any culinary use, from salad dressings, drizzling over steamed vegetables, or as a dip, to cooking and baking, both savory dishes and desserts.

Acaia's Olive Oils Awards in 2017

ACAIA Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500 ml

New York International Olive Oil CompetitionLondon International Olive Oil CompetitionLos Angeles Olive Oil CompetitionOlive Japan Competition

Athena International Olive Oil CompetitionACAIA EVOO with Grapefruit and Bergamot 250 ml

Olive JapanACAIA EVOO with Lemon and Oregano 250 ml

London Olive Oil CompetitionACAIA Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500 ml


Acaia's Olive Oils Awards in 2016

ACAIA Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500 ml

Gold AwardPrestige GoldBest Packaging Design
SilverLes OlivaliesBronze OliveLA Olive

ACAIA EVOO with Grapefruit & Bergamot 250 ml

Superior Taste AwardSilver Olive Japan

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