Riviera Ligure EVO Oil DOP Riviera dei Fiori from the Imperiesi Hills olives. These olives are selected with passion, love and sacrifice by Oil Master Antonio Mela.
This particular production of a Taggiasca extra virgin olive oil is only 2976 bottles.
Antonio Mela wanted to convey and make known, with these particular tastes and aromas, a piece of Liguria to the whole world.
Size: 500 ml.
It is the first olive oil from Liguria to rank first in the “Ercole Olivario” competition in the light fruity category in 1996. In 2001 it also received a special mention at the Golden Lion of Oil Masters. In 2007 it was placed first at the oil tasting counter for PDO Italian oils in Florence- PDO Chianti Classico Consortium. In 2010, competing in the 4th International “Armonia” Olive Oil Competition for excellent-quality olive oil, it was admitted to the International Oil Fair. In 2004 it won a Silver Medal at the Los Angeles County Fair Olive Oils of the World Extra Virgin Olive Oil competition, in 2010 Gold Medal in the Packaging and Design Awards (Traditional Class) at the L.A. Country Fair Olive Oils of the World Extra Virgin Olive Oil competition.
The Mela family is synonymous with quality. Antonio and his wife Paolo embarked upon this adventure more than 30 years ago. The daughters Serena and Christiana, and Christiana’s husband Alessandro have worked in the company for many years and are carrying on their family tradition with a passion and love for their territory and for its products. They have worked with continuity and innovation, and this is the recipe of the philosophy of the Sant’Agata d’Oneglia oil mill.
The oil mill is located in Sant’Agata, a small and very picturesque village in the hills of Imperia that overlooks the Ligurian Sea. For more than 180 years, our family has produced and grown Taggiasca (Cailletier) olives that are typical of our western region. The olive trees are tended by hand and the harvesting is also done by hand. The small Taggiascan olives are harvested just before the final ripening. On the same day we collect and select the best olives and proceed with the cold pressing, to create a natural and fragrant oil without oxidants. The same procedure is carried out for the food products.
We are part of the Olive Oil Masters Cooperative
Our company has received numerous awards, starting with the famous “Ercole Olivario award in 1996 in the “Light Fruity” category, to the Special Mention certification of honour at the “Leone d’Oro” in 2010 and 2010, 1st place for Oro Giallo di Bologna packaging in 2007 and recognition in 2004-2007 by the Los Angeles Country Fair Olive Oil of the World, the Oscar of olive oil.