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Terra Creta Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This exceptional Extra Virgin Olive Oil is always of the same region, the same variety of olive and its values of acidity, waxes, etc. never exceed 50% of the maximum allowance of these elements under the regulations set by the European Union. The exquisite bottles that contain it are emblematic of the quality at hand.
As an introduction, we quote a passage by olive-tasting connoisseur, Kersten Wetenkamp, as published in the esteemed German gastronomical magazine “Der Feinschmecker” (8/2005 issue) about our cretan olive oil :
“The state-of-the-art-equipped firm of Terra Creta S.A. sets new standards of quality in the production of olive oil in Greece. The harvesting methods of the olive crop at the most suitable moment of the year in the renowned region of Kolymvari and its pressing process in hi-tech installations beget such olive oil that has astounded the committee of taste specialists. One’s experienced and refined sense of smell perceives a plethora of fragrances, ranging from grass and wild herbs to the blossoms of oranges, lemons, of unripe tomato, wild garlic and vine leaves. An astringent nuance and a spicy finish exquisitely fulfill the taste.
First Prize at Panhellenic Contest for Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2007
During the 2nd Panhellenic Contest for Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2007, organized by the cultural foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree” in cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Development, Terra Creta’s PDO Kolymvari won the 1st Prize at the Medium Fruitiness category. Terra Creta SA has won also the 1st Prize in the 1st competition on 2004.
Olive Oil Contest by the Greek magazine Olive & Olive Oil
The specialized magazine Olive & Olive Oil established a sensory evaluation contest of all olive oils sold in Greek supermarkets. The evaluation is done by a committee constituted by 5 certified and experienced tasters. The highest score an olive oil can achieve is 9. Terra Creta’s product PDO Kolymvari Chania Crete Extra Virgin Olive Oil has the highest score (8,3) from all the olive oils tested so far.
Best Exporting Companies of Crete Award
On May 2007, Terra Creta SA was honored by Crete’s Exporters Association with the prize of the Best Exporting Companies of Crete. Terra Creta SA with its rapid growth has achieved in very short time to become one of the major exporting companies of the island of Crete.
First International Olio Award 2005
Out of 800 olive oils from all over the world, Terra Creta S.A.’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil labeled as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) received first prize during the 2005 international competition organized by the world- renowned gastronomical magazine Der Feinschmecker.
First PanHellenic Award 2004
During the Panhellenic olive oil Taster’s Competition, held under the aegis of the International Olive Oil Committee in 2004, Terra Creta S.A.’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded First Prize in the Medium Fruitiness Category.
FACTORS THAT SET TERRA CRETA APART
- - Consistent, unparalleled quality : Throughout its history the same region of Kolymvari, has been producing the same variety of olive crop (the Coronian olive) employing the same methods of cultivation and harvesting - an unaltered tradition bequeathed from generation to generation. The result : the highest and most constant quality of produce. olives - virgin olive oil
- - The absolute traceability of the product, which clearly depicts its step by step conveyance from the grove to the consumer’s kitchen.
- - The most up-to-date installations and equipment. Certified safety-hygiene system (HACCP-ISO 22000:2005-IFS VERSION 4) and quality management.
- - An innovation in itself is that every consignment of cretan olive oil is automatically labeled as to the particular elements that define its quality. We thus inform our consumers, enabling them not only to assess it by the highest standards as ordained by the EU, but also to compare it against any other corresponding products.
|Price per litre||€25.00|
|Net Weight||0,20 lt Glass - 6,8 fl oz|
|Gross Weight||0.4 Kg|
|Cultivation||without chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides|
|Harvest Time||November to February-March|
|Production||cold extraction, pure|
|Use||Salads, Pies, Meat|