Planeta Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a superb cold pressed olive oil from Sicily.
Although Planeta are most famous for their wines, including arguably Sicily’s finest Chardonnay, they have also made olive oil for many years. Planeta grow the Biancolilla, Cerasuola and Nocellara del Beliceolives, three Sicilian varieties which have been rediscovered and reinstated by Planeta as flagship Sicilian olive varieties. Planeta’s extra-virgin olive oil acquired the recognition “DOP Val di Mazara” from the 2006 harvest onwards. 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.
Planeta’s brand new, state of the art olive press was completed in 2003 and is situated at Capparrina, in the heart of their 75 hectares of olive groves. Planeta Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not filtered or fined nor centrifuged before bottling, retaining all of the natural aromatic and flavour compounds so painstakingly grown in the olive throughout the year.