Production steps

PROCESSING DETAILS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL: SITIA ORGANIC

Production steps

Olive tree exclusively “Koroneiki” variety cultivated in the region of Sitia

Beating branches of trees and collecting the olives from the nets in vegetable fibre sacks


Transportation of sacks to the olive oil mill


Removing the olive leaves and washing


Crushing and mixing the olives


Centrifugation A’ (separation of solid and liquid constituents of olives)

Centrifugal separation of liquid into virgin olive oil and vegetable water

First chemical analysis, rating of virgin olive oil per quality category in particular stainless steel tanks for storage


Second chemical and sensory analysis check before the storage of oil


Retention of olive oil tanks so that it is cleared by itself by sedimentation


Filtration through filter of diatomaceous earth


Storage in a new clean stainless steel tank (for filtered olive oil)


Third chemical and sensory analysis to check the quality of oil after the filtration


Bottling and plugging in automatic production line, labeling and printing of data


Fourth chemical analysis, from a bottle taken at random


Packing and palleting of bottles