Sofia "Gli Strani" Rare Abruzzo organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sofia "Gli Strani" - (The Strange)
This very rare organic Abruzzo extra virgin olive oil comes from the farm of Sofia Risio, whose groves include trees that are over 1000 years old and are located in the villages of Anversa degli Abruzzi and Casale.
Planted in the Middle Ages by Benedictine Monks, the goal of this farm is to rediscover and maintain the traditional values and practices of those who first planted, cared for, and cultivated these trees.
Due to the nature of their calling and the isolated circumstances of this sparsely populated location, they were known as the "Gli Strani", or "The Strange". The trees in this orchard have lasted over 1000 years; overcome countless proprietary changes, land trades and feudal Aragonese victories-and thusly named "Feud Pezzana".
The olive trees grow at an altitude of about 700 meters (approx. 2,300 feet) above sea level; an especially favorable micro-climate that yields remarkable results.
Operated by Sofia Risio, she is dedicated to the revival and education of tradition, and a rediscovery of rural economics based on respect for the natural environment.
Certified EU organic, this exceptional, spicy and robust oil, made from the Gentile di Chieti and Rustica olives, is strictly limited in production and only available from us!