Mont Rouge Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Cold Extracted) 500ml
Mont Rouge Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extracted from handpicked olives and processed within 24hrs of picking, Mont Rouge EVOO comprises blends of Frantoio, Coratina, Mission, Favalosa and Leccino cultivars giving it a distinct freshly cut grass flavour. An excellent all-rounder, ideal with salad and pasta, perfect for cooking or baking.
A Little Bit About Mont Rouge Olive Estate - A Little Karoo olive farm with a big heart
An elevation of about 250m above sea level, limy soils and abundance of mountain spring water, makes for a perfect Mediterranean terroir for olive cultivation. Orchards consist of Mission, Frantoio, Kalamata, Leccino, Coratina, Manzanilla, Favoloza and Nocellara cultivars.
The Estate is situated 12kms East of the village of Vanwyksdorp on route R1661 to Calitzdorp – in the heart of the Little Karoo. Previously operated as a mechanised lucerne farm, since 2006 it has been converted to olive farming which is probably the most labour intensive of all fruit farming enterprises providing much needed employment in this district.
Olives are handpicked at optimal ripeness and the oil extracted cold to achieve extra virgin quality. Table olives undergo a process of slow fermentation of 12-14 months. You can be assured of a product that has been preserved by limestone filtered mountain water, and salt of the earth – only.
Commitment to Excellence - member of the SA Olive Industry Association and adheres to their quality standards.