Planeta Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a superb Olive Oil from Capparrina in Sicily where wine producer Planeta has a state of the art olive press and a 98 hectare olive grove. From the 2006 harvest onwards, Planeta’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil acquired the the recognition “DOP Val di Mazara” – DOP or “Denominazione di Origine Protetta ” is an indication of quality awarded to an agricultural or food product whose particular characteristics of excellence depend exclusively on the area where it is produced. Only 2% of Italian olive oil production comes under the label of DOP or IGP.
The olive varieties used Planeta Extra Virgin Olive Oil are Nocellara del Belice, Biancolilla and Cerasuola. The olive harvest takes place early at the beginning of October. The olives are picked manually and processed within a few hours at the press situated in the centre of the olive grove, the oil is also bottled without fining or filtration to retain the full, natural characteristics of the oil.