The Processing that Celebrates the Umbrian Taste
Ricci Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Umbria come together in a product that represents the region's excellence and commitment to sustainability. Our 30 hectares of olive groves, located in the municipality of Montecchio, in the suggestive southern area of Umbria, between Orvieto and Todi, precisely in the province of Terni, host over 7,500 olive trees which provide us with the fruits necessary to produce an extra virgin olive oil high quality olive.
Our Umbrian land, characterized by a favorable climate and fertile soil, offers the ideal environment for the cultivation of olive trees. Located between 300 and 600 meters above sea level, our olive groves enjoy optimal sun exposure and a variety of microclimates which give our oil a unique and distinctive flavour.
In our olive groves, the main varieties of olives grown are Moraiolo, which represents 55% of the plants, Frantoio with 30%, and Leccino with 15%. This combination of cultivars gives our oil an extraordinary complexity of aromas and a pleasant harmony of tastes. The fruits, carefully selected and harvested by hand, with mechanical and electric shakers during the months of October, November and December, are the basis of our high quality oil.
To ensure maximum freshness and preserve the organoleptic properties of the olives, we are committed to pressing them within a few hours of harvesting. In our own oil mill, we use a modern continuous cycle system for crushing the olives. This process takes place at a controlled temperature between 25 and 27 degrees Celsius, in order to obtain a cold-pressed oil. Cold extraction allows, in fact, to preserve the precious compounds present in the olives, guaranteeing a superior quality oil, rich in aromas and perfumes.
After pressing, the freshly extracted oil is naturally decanted to separate impurities and preserve its clarity, then filtered. Subsequently, the Ricci extra virgin olive oil is stored in stainless steel tanks under nitrogen to prevent oxidation and preserve its freshness. This careful management of the product allows us to offer an oil with an intense and persistent taste, with notes of freshly cut grass, fruity and delicately peppery.
Commitment to environmental sustainability is at the heart of our corporate philosophy. In addition to cultivating the olive trees according to natural methods, we also adopt eco-friendly practices in the oil bottling and packaging phase. Our choice of sustainable materials reflects our responsibility towards the environment and the will to preserve the beauty of the Umbrian territory for future generations.
By choosing our Ricci Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you can not only enjoy a very high quality oil, but also actively contribute to the preservation of the environment thanks to our sustainable practices. Every drop of this precious oil represents the passion and dedication of the Ricci family, who work with care and respect for the land to offer you a unique and unforgettable product. Explore the flavors of Umbria with our extra virgin olive oil and immerse yourself in an authentic and fulfilling culinary experience that celebrates tradition, quality and sustainability.