COMPANY HISTORY
Olivicola di Canino is a cooperative founded in 1988, whose members cultivate olive groves in the area around Canino (VT), and who are united by a common passion for olives and olive oil. Their main objective is to attract discerning consumers who can share this enthusiasm and enjoy all the qualities of an excellent product. Over the years, our cooperative has always aimed to produce a high quality extra virgin olive oil, and to enhance the virtues of its product through a carefully tended production regime. Finally, it should be mentioned that our cooperative operates with full respect for the environment, and for the history and culture handed down over thousands of years by our people. The long-term aim is to promote an extra virgin olive oil which, although of top quality, still does not occupy the position of primacy on the market that it deserves.

TYPE OF COMPANY
The olives are picked daily and delivered to the mill. Here, after being stripped of any leaves, they are placed temporarily in well-ventilated containers in a dry room, to wait for the washing and crushing processes that occur within the day. The first stage of processing, and the most important, is the pressing. This results in a paste which is then re-mixed in the kneading machine. For the last stage of processing, the paste is placed in a decanter, and subsequently the oily must is separated from the vegetable water by means of a centrifugal separator. The oil is extracted by means of a continuous cycle system with a controlled

THE TERRITORY
Canino lies on the border with Tuscany, in what is known as the “Lazio Maremma”. Dubbed the “city of oil”, it nestles among gentle hills covered with olive trees, at the centre of an area of great archaeological and natural interest. According to one tradition, the name is derived from the Caninia family, originally from Vulci. However it is more probably related to the dog, the ultimate symbol of loyalty and friendship in the animal world, and rightly inserted into the town’s coat of arms.
Canino has a long history, stretching back to the Etruscans. At the time of Etruscan hegemony, Canino was part of Vulci, and only later became a territory in its own right, providing a safe haven for local populations during Saracen incursions. Canino was also the home town of the Farnese family; Alessandro Farnese, who was born here on February 28th 1468, went on to become Pope.

Cultural and natural attractions in the area
The visitor will find many attractions in our area: the Etruscan city of Vulci and its necropolis with over 10,000 graves, among which is the famous Tomb of Francois; the Bridge and Castle of Abbadia and nearby National Etruscan Museum with its collection of over 500 vessels; Castellardo, Musignano and the Apollinari thermal baths, known in antiquity as the Hundred Rooms.

L’Olio Extravergine di Oliva

  • Nome olio
  • OLIO EXTRA VERGINE DI OLIVA DOP CANINO
  • Varietà di olive
  • CANINO
  • Produzione media annua
  • 400 QUINTALI
  • Sistema di produzione
  • CICLO CONTINUO
  • Profilo organolettico
  • COLORE VERDE INTENSO CON BUON EQUILIBRO TRA AMARO E PICCANTE CON NOTE FINALI DI ERBE
    AROMATICHE
  • Usi gastronomici raccomandati
  • PER ZUPPE, MINESTRE, INSALATE CARNE GRIGLIATA, E LEGUMI
  • ADDRESS:

    Via di Montalto Km 18,00 • 01011 Canino (VT)

  • TEL:

    +39 0761 43809

  • CONTACT:

    Luciano Stocchi