The Kritsa Estate superior category single varietal olive oil is the result of the joint venture between Gaea and the Kritsa Agricultural Cooperative. The hand-picked olives from one of the oldest Cretan olive groves are “cold-pressed” immediately after harvesting to produce this celebrated olive oil of exceptionally low acidity at bottling time. The “Koroneiki” variety used to produce this olive oil is considered one of the most sought-after varieties in the world. With the help of an ideal microclimate and centuries of local tradition in olive cultivation, the Kritsa Estate olive oil has a superbly balanced combination of flavors with a unique aftertaste.
Taste: well-balanced with light bitter and more pronounced pungency notes, closing with a greenly fruity aftertaste.
Aroma: greenly fruity dominate in the sensory profile of this oil. Weaker sensations of artichoke, freshly mown grass, green and ripely fruity add refinement and complexity.
Pairing Suggestions: salads, or as a sauce, raw on top of grilled meat or fish, pasta and salads. Astonishing taste when added on top of cooked dishes or raw and grilled vegetables. Great combination in sweets with dark chocolate (i.e. chocolate soufflé).