The farm covers about 12 hectares of terraced hillside olive groves, located partly in the municipality of Riomaggiore, in the Busanco area, and partly in the municipality of Santo Stefano di Magra, divided into three plots, different in altitude and pedoclimatic characteristics. Land management, implemented through controlled grassing, is aimed at maintaining natural fertility and preventing erosion. The company applies monitoring and integrated phytosanitary defense techniques, through the priority application of organic farming methods.
At the land of Riomaggiore, located in the area of the Cinque Terre National Park, there is the apiary, where the rare production of heather honey, characteristic of the area, is made, together with the precious productions of acacia and chestnut.
The company’s olive groves are all certified DOP Riviera Ligure, Riviera di Levante sub-area.
The Razzola olive, largely prevalent on the company’s land, is the main variety of the Riviera Ligure PDO grown in the province of La Spezia. The olive, which offers a good oil yield, is characterized by a gentle bearing, medium-sized fruit with evident lenticels and a long, gradual ripening. The veraison begins in early October and lasts until the winter period; in cases of considerable production it is possible to find olives still green on the plant until February. The oil obtained from it, between October and November, is characterized by a medium fruity aroma of the green type, sweet on the palate with a medium spicy and slightly bitter aftertaste, enriched with sensory notes of artichoke and aromatic herbs.
The company has recently started the cultivation of vineyards in Lunigiana, enhancing, in harmony with the company philosophy, the native vines such as Pollera, Durella, Ciliegiolo and Albarola