This organic entry in the 46° Parallelo line of extra virgin olive oil from Agraria Riva del Garda is cultivated in the well-ventilated basin along the Trentino shores of Lake Garda in Italy, historically important for its many olive groves. The olives used in this oil are harvested early and are strictly handpicked, and the actual pressing, storage and bottling are conducted separately in accordance to organic production protocol. This Extra Virgin Olive Oil features a high content of oleic acid, an essential fatty acid precious to maintaining good health, and given the added benefits of organic production, this oil is particularly recommend for young children, those with special nutritional needs, people with food intolerances and allergies and those who have chosen an organic lifestyle with respect for nature and the environment.
Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Grilled Fish, Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews, Pizza
The Riva del Garda Agraria was founded by royal decree in 1926 with the general purpose of promoting and supporting agriculture in the Garda Trentino area in Northern Italy. The local territory comprises the upper Lake Garda area, which is actually the most southern part of the Alpine region of Trentino-Alto Adige, and is a paradise which has remained largely undisturbed from outside influences. The upper Lake Garda area lies just below the 46th parallel and is an area with a mild climate protected by the Dolomite Mountains to the north and the warming effects of Lake Garda to the south. The lower Sarca Valley is one large garden, and those who cultivate it remain entranced by this fertile land with its abundant vineyards and lush olive groves in a peaceful, verdant and uncontaminated setting. It is easy to see why the Riva del Garda Agraria can rightfully boast of the high quality of the local products, which come from the earth, care and ancient traditions of the area.