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Litres made:1 117
Number of Trees:3050
Frantoio & SA Leccino:2300 trees, 4.5 ha
Mission:750 trees, 1.5 ha
Oil produced on clay-rich soils:20%
Oil produced on sandstone-derived soils:80%
Free Fatty Acids:0.37%
Bottles produced:2 233 x 500ml
This blend:Frantoio & SA Leccino 85% Mission 15%
Sometimes unusual weather conditions produce very positive results and 2019 was one of those harvests. During the winter olive tree resting period, we experienced below average rainfall, with a temperature 2 °C cooler than normal. A good rest. Lower than average rainfall during flowering, with temperatures 3 °C warmer than the long-term average, resulted in particularly healthy fruit set. Despite some gale-force winds during this period, flower loss was minimal. A very slightly cooler fruit-growth period and an unexpected all-time high March rainfall, surprised us with an above average yield. Smaller fruit size resulted in an intensely flavoured and structured olive oil. Altogether a very good year.