Lézi Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - 100% Koroneiki
Near ancient Messini, a journey from the soil to the soul begins.
Organic extra virgin olive oil, with low acidity, rich in fruity aromas, deep green colour with a wonderfully bitter and spicy flavour.
The Koroneiki is the most popular olive variety in Greece. More than 60% of the olives grown in Greece are Koroneiki variety, partly because the fruit of this hardy tree tends to yield high-quality oil. The Koroneiki variety is popular in countries other than Greece due to its great adaptation to growing in super high-densities. The olive oil made from Koroneiki olives has high stability and good organoleptic characteristics. It has medium to high intensity aromas such as apple, almond, banana and green grass. The Koroneiki olive oil also has a high content of oleic acid (76-80%).
About Theodoropoulos Family:
The Theodoropoulos Family has a small olive grove for three-generation near Massini, just a few minutes drive from Kalamata at the foot of Ithome Mountain. The name of the village where the Theodoropoulos Family lives is called Lézi nowadays known as Lambena. The member of the latest generation Thanasis, inspired by his grandfather, decided a few years ago that he is going to share the Family’s olive oil with the World. He loves the land and loves the olive trees and every bottle contains a piece of his heart. A true love story. The Theodoropoulos Family’s organic olive grove covers approximately 10 hectares with 1500 trees. Thanasis controls every aspect of the olive oil making process and makes sure that every bottle which leaves the family farm is perfect. From the soil to the soul, this is Lézi Olive Oil from the Theodoropoulos Family.
Koroneiki at its best. This is the first oil in our shop from Greece and of course, it is made from organic Koroneiki olives. Beautiful bottle for sure, but the oil inside of it is more beautiful. It delivers the fruity aromas of Koroneiki Olive Oils such as grass, apple and artichoke with some green tomato. The presence of the apple is a bit stronger as we almost feel the sweetness of it. At tasteing the presence of the apple is distinguished, followed by notes of amazing passion fruit and artichoke with notes of green almond. The highlight of the oil is the extremely balanced bitterness and spiciness. It is perfectly ‘engineered’. We recommend only raw with almost every dish. Perfect for dressing salads, vegetables or seafood. This oil is also amazing with chocolatey desserts and vanilla ice cream. We are sure you will love it as we do. Thank you Thanasis.
Origin: Peloponnese , Greece
Harvest season: 2021/22
Best before date: 01/10/2023