El olivo a Mallorca llegó hace cientos de años, incluso miles, después de que los Fenicios llegaran procedentes de la Península Ibérica, trayendo consigo el apreciado arbol. Y fruto del paso de las civilizaciones Romana y Fenicia podemos disfrutar hoy en dia de árboles tan asombrosos como por ejemplo el Olivo de Cort (original de
Through grafting, we change the olive variety by inserting a young shoot into the stem of an adult tree. In our case, this allows us to introduce and experiment with varieties from other Mediterranean regions. By doing so, we are thus able to add sensory richness and new flavours to blends with traditional varieties.
After the harvest, we prune our olive trees to prepare the production for next year, thus clearing the inner branches and ensuring the fruit blossoms on the outer part of the tree. By doing so, the olives, which are constantly bathed by the light and sun and freshened by the fresh marine breeze, produce oils with a quality that is much higher than that of the oils from olives found on the inner part of the olive tree.
At Oli Solivellas, we harvest the olives at their peak ripeness, before their characteristic green colour fades, watching them carefully day after day and prudently choosing the right time for picking. We thus produce oils that are low yield (we use 9 kg of olives to produce a single litre of oil) but very aromatic and full of intensity.
In order to obtain superior olive oil, we crush the olives the same day, just a few hours after they have been picked. Using a cold centrifuge system, we extract the juice from the olives mechanically, without using any chemical agents.
To preserve all the sensory properties of the olive oil, we do not filter it. We protect the oil from light and oxidation by vacuum filling it in a dark glass bottle. Its metal cap equipped with a spout ensures that the oil is properly conserved and easily poured. Through its programme Gestoli, the regulatory council of the Protected Designation of Origin Oli de Mallorca controls and verifies both the quality and the source of all oil bottled under this designation.
“It's an honour to work so close to the field and with such a high quality product.”
|Cati Salva i
“We try to give back to the Earth everything she has given us over the years.”
|Sebastià Solivellas i
Pep Solivellas Jr.
“On a business level, we think it's very important to exploit Mallorca's good reputation in Europe.”
|Joan Coll “Fonoll”
“Olive trees are very rewarding; no matter how little you care for them, the more beautiful they are and the better their production is.”