Olive varieties of Mistra Estates
Mistra Estates Extra Virgin Olive
Oil is produced from as many as ten varieties of olives from trees grafted from
wild olive stock in the olive groves on Mt. Taygetos in Laconia. These include
mainly the renowed varieties of athenolies and koutsourolies.
The estates also include reftolies, matolies, mourtolies, stroghylolies,
karydolies, trypiotikes and korakolies. Small quantities of olives from
wild olive trees are included in the harvest. Each variety of olives has its
own distinct aroma, so that the natural blending of such a wide range of olives
creates a full-bodied olive oil with its own distinctive unique bouquet and
rich and complex flavor. The olives are hand picked and cold-pressed within
a day or two. The oil is stored and bottled unfiltered, preserving all its goodness.
Each bottle is individually numbered and marked with the harvest year and the
Dizzy Bee Bar(n), a restored 19th century barn within the estate, often hosts olive oil tastings and informal lunches.
Mistra Estates-Ladopoulos Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available in the United States.