Krya Single Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a family product. This limited reserved gourmet olive oil is produced at the Lantzanakis estate in Sitia, Crete. Quality olive oil production has been in the family for generations and something they are very proud of. The Lantzanakis have been growing organic olive oil since 1995 and in the last 3 years have turned to biodynamic cultivation. Their olive oil grove is located in the small village of Krya south of the town of Sitia in east Crete. The area of Sitia offers an ideal microclimate for the production of quality olive oil. That is why the European Union included the area in the system of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) to protect and promote this particular olive oil. The Lantzanakis' goal is not to produce a large quantity of olive oil but to offer a gourmet product which is so rich in anti-oxidants and other hygienic properties.
This olive oil has a unique, rich, fruity aroma capturing the scent of the wild herbs nearby. It is certified by DIO in accordance with Reg. (EC) 834/2007 and USDA/NOP. In addition, it is certified by Agrocert - DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin).
Extra virgin olive oil is the best there is. It contains less than 1% oleic acid and must have optimal clarity, taste and aroma. These premium oils come from the first pressing of the olive, giving them a rich, pungent flavor.