Oro Don Vincenzo is a mono varietal extra virgin olive oil produced exclusively with olives of Carolea cultivar, a typical variety cultivated in Calabria since the 7th century BC. This is why we often call it Carolea in purezza.
Carolea is a very ancient cultivar whose name in old Greek means as big as a nut. It is a vigorous and highly productive cultivar with an upward growth form. It is resistant to cold temperatures, drought and spring frost. The foliage has the shape of a reversed pyramid and it has thin and straight branches. The leaves, average to big in dimensions, are elongated, regular and light green. It produces good-sized fruits (> 4 g), elliptic in shape with a truncated base and a rounded tip. Oil yield is high and reaches a peak in November; color change is gradual and occurs late in the season, whereas the skin color change is late and progressive.
The olives are used both for oil and as table olive.