Certified quality and origin,
In Lucinasco, in the province of Imperia, in the heart of the western Liguria famous for the Taggiasca Olive and the silvery green hills that degrade over the sea, in a territory always bound to the cultivation of the olive trees, Carlo Siffredi produces a very precious olive oil that boasts the DOP award: protected designation of origin.
Heir of secular traditions of Taggiasca Olive farming and harvested olives processing, Carlo Siffredi continues his family precious work from 25 years. His work consists of expanding the olive groves surface by the recovery of ancient terrain in the valley of Lucinasco, of Impero and Prino and the refinement of the glorious techniques to obtain the best olive oil. The whole dimension of the harvested territory consists of 50 hectares, in which are distributed 15.000 plants.
The olive groves extend between Lucinasco, Vasia, Dolcedo, Prelà and Pontedassio. Carlo Siffredi personally directs each step of the harvesting and the cold processing of the olives with the extreme care of who is determined to continuously improve the traditional techniques.
This commitment makes possible to obtain the prestigious DOP extra virgin olive oil, wich bounds perfectly to the mediterranean foods, due to its delicate taste. Carlo Siffredi has ten active employees, a number that doubles in the harvesting time. The olives are taken to the olives mill directly from the plant, to ensure the maximum freshness.
Since 2003, the company’s headquarters has moved to the gates of the town of Lucinasco, in a functional production unit, where a new and modern mill, the table olive processing laboratory, the storage and packaging rooms have been built.
To the consumer, Carlo Siffredi offers a DOP olive oil derived only from local olives harvested in his lands, declaring the origin and the quality of his raw material. Every step of the productive process is tracked down: from the olive grove to the packaging.
The DOP Ligurian Riviera Olive Oil by Carlo Siffredi, before its bottling, passes the screen of expert tasters and only when it corresponds to the rigid standards of production specification obtains the DOP certification. Only at this point the bottle can be marked with the peculiar numbered collar.