The most representative cultivar of our production is definitely the Tonda Iblea, a case where the name says it: the appearance and the place of origin, the Iblei mountains.
A variety of olives mainly spread in the south-eastern area of the island, which finds its ideal habitat in the hilly areas and which has reached its maximum expression in the Chiaramonte Gulfi valleys.
A very delicate olive, whose yield in oil, very low, oscillates between 8 and 10 percent.
There are those who say that the taste of the oil of the Tonda Iblea is a concentrate of Sicily, with an intense fruity olive and a range of hints from green tomato and its leaf, to artichoke, from aromatic herbs to cut grass of fresh.
OF THE OIL OF TONDA IBLEA IS
A CONCENTRATE OF SICILY
Like daughter like father: the tree of the Tonda Iblea has thick foliage, a vigorous and slender habit.
A long-lived tree that seems to have no limits to aging, can live centuries, even millennia.
Proof of this are the Saracen olive trees that populate and still preserve the Chiaramonte Gulfi valleys.