Our cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, an excellence of Italian olive growing. The oil produced by the Cooperativa Colline del Tanagro is rich in beneficial properties, handcrafted from olives of the 'frantoiana' variety that have been present in our territory for centuries. The olive groves are cared for with products that are not harmful to the environment and the olives are harvested using traditional techniques, ensuring the oil is of high quality. Appreciated over the years by consumers for its natural and genuine bouquet, the oil we sell is the same oil that our members consume at the table. Our extra virgin oil tantalizes the palate and is good for the health. To taste it, it is essential to imagine the hills that generated it, to free the sight, smell and taste. To the eye, the colour is more or less intense, ranging from green to yellow with a slight patina that makes it velvety. It is clear, sometimes veiled. To the nose it shows a definite and ample scent of the fruitiness of freshly picked olives. On the palate, our oil is decisive and persistent, fruity and pleasantly spicy. The slight spicy sensation at the base of the tongue should not be frightening. This sensation is due to the presence of phenolic compounds, natural antioxidants that protect the oil during storage, but also have a very important action on our health by protecting cells from ageing and oxidative stress. Unfortunately, most of the time, the presence of polyphenols is completely misunderstood. In fact, consumers often evaluate spiciness as a defect instead of a great asset of quality extra virgin olive oil.