Pamako olive oil comes from olive groves that are located next to the ancient city of Elyros, in the rocky area, Selino, in the prefecture of Chania, Crete, at an altitude of 500 to 700 meters in a rough and rugged terrain, very hard to reach at places with no road access to the majority of the olive groves.
Cultivation and harvesting are extremely challenging due to the morphology of the ground and the size of the trees.
No use of chemical fertilizers or sprays is done so that the olive juice will be as healthy as cretans produced it, before 200 years.
At an average height of about 11 meters with some over 18 meters and an average age of around 200 years, each tree has a different “personality” and so it is treated with a unique way.
The microclimate of the area, is an ideal ally to cultication effort. Sunny and windy are the best conditions whilst blossoming and cold rainy days during harvest protect them naturally from diseases and make fertilizing much easier.
The variety is Tsounati. This rare olive tree has been around since Minoan times and indeed some of the trees in the area are landmarks due to their size and age.
Most of these trees grow naturally around the rocks and flourish over the years as the altitude and climate makes ideal growing conditions. This variety produces an olive oil high in polyphenols and with a rich fruty aroma, with spicy elements and asoft bitter taste.
Pamako Monovarietal Mountain Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml
100% Tsounati EVOO variety from Chania Crete