The Karali family olive grove dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. This single estate is located on a small hill overlooking the Mytilene port. Taking advantage of the soil’s rich limestone substrate, the olive trees grow amphitheatrically on man-made stone terraces, forming a magnificent sight.
THIS IS MITIRA, AN ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL FROM LESVOS ISLAND
Gold-colored, smooth-tasting, aromatic, Mitira organic extra virgin olive oil is comprised of a mix between the Kolovi and Adramitiani variety, both unique to the island of Lesvos.
The cultivation and processing of Mitira´s olive oil is completely organic. In order to ensure the olive oil’s low acidity level, premature olives are carefully hand-picked before being pressed via the method of cold-extraction. The oil press used for the olives holds strict health and hygiene standards and is certified according to the quality standards of ISO 22000:2005 while holding additional certifications, ISO/TS22002-1:2009 and FSSC 22000 for the bottling of olive oil.
Employing the method of cold-extraction allows for the production of a supreme olive oil, as its composition is free from exposure to high temperatures and additive substances, thus preserving the beneficial antioxidants and nutritional elements of the olive oil
This EVOO has also a protected geographical indication (P.G.I.), certified by AGROCERT