Greek and Mediterranean fine food producer, Odysea, is to launch a new range of premium extra virgin olive oils to its ever-growing family of products.
Odysea Greek Kalamata PDO Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced from polyphenol rich olives from groves in Messinia, located at the foothills of Mount Taygetus in the Kalamata region. This area is acclaimed for the production of superior quality olive oil and is awarded PDO status.
The olives are harvested with care by hand, using traditional methods and the oil is extracted within hours of the olives being picked. The oil is cold extracted without the use of heat or chemicals to ensure the flavour and health benefits remain.
This is a pleasant, undemanding oil with good green and spicy aromas accompanied by light citrus tones. Its gentle taste builds on nuts and meadowsweet herbs, followed by a growing pepperiness and the slightest almond skin bitterness. This all fades to leave a pleasant after taste of light flowers and nuts. Overall this is a gentle style oil with a balance of fruitiness, bitterness and pepper.
Greece is known to produce some of the finest oils in the world and the regions of Chania in Crete and Kalamata in the southernmost point of mainland Greece produce the best that Greece has to offer. Both regions provide ideal micro-climates and perfect terrains for the production of premium olive oils. We are proud to offer excellent oils from each region under the Odysea label.
Panos Manuelides, MD and founder of Odysea comments “We worked closely with Yannis Sellas to source our new oil from Kalamata. Yannis is an authority on olive oil and has built strong relationships with olive growers in the region since he began sourcing oil back in 1992. We are proud to add this oil to our existing offering of premium quality, honestly priced oils, all of which are easily available, for our customers to enjoy.”
The new Kalamata PDO Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available in 7 different sizes: 5L, 3L and 1l tins and 1L, 750ml and 500ml bottles, plus an organic version in 500ml.
The range of new oil is available in Wholefoods UK, Booths, the Odysea website, Amazon and major delicatessens, and will be available in Sainsbury’s nationwide from the end of July.