We are from Avantos. Right in the middle of “Terra Quente”, in the heart of the “nordeste transmontano”, the most north-eastern region in Portugal. Our olive groves are crossed by wild boars, deer, rabbits, foxes and, occasionally, a few humans. We treasure and celebrate our land as a shared territory, belonging to all species. The trees are mostly of the “verdeal” variety, having spread their roots many years ago, thus earning the respect and admiration of anyone who goes there.
In Avantos, the passing of time is almost majestic. With each new day, the diameter of our olive trees expands in silence, a glorious expression of the wisdom that only time brings, and of nature's unwavering vitality. Every day we feel blessed to be able to witness the beauty of these living organisms that continuously withstand the blows of destiny and the destructive hand of mankind. Our olive trees have survived plagues, earthquakes, world wars and the relentless force of industrialisation. Today, in the shape of each olive, we feel the stability of passing years, of the earth's slow rotation. The story of time is right in front of us.
This bottle is a metaphor for “saudade”, for the devotion and respect for the land we inherited. We proudly present a millennial blend, made exclusively from centenary and millennial olive trees. Extracted primarily from “verdeal” olives, our olive oil is remarkable for its green, bitter and spicy flavor, making it an imperative seasoning in any Mediterranean dish. Our olives are carefully selected and cold pressed the very day that they are picked from our trees, ensuring a perfectly fresh olive oil with the lowest acidity level and a flawless peroxide value.