Premium Olive Goods from Halkidiki Peninsula Olive Groves
In the summer of 2018, Dimitris & Nikos, two young men with entrepreneurial spirit decided to turn their love & knowledge for olives & olive oil but also for history & environment into a business venture… & “klēa” was born in Nea Tenedos of the Chalkidiki peninsula, where their olive groves are also located. “klēa” derives from the ancient Greek words “κλέος” (kléos), meaning glory, & “ελαία” (elaíā), meaning olive (tree or fruit).
“Agourelaio Halkidikis” is an early harvest extra virgin olive oil from unripe “Hondrolia Chalkidikis” olives, the peninsula’s local variety. It has an intense bright green colour due to the chlorophyll of the unripe fruit, giving even greater antioxidant properties than normal EVOO. It is also rich in bioactive polyphenols that help protect the body from cardiovascular disease, lower blood cholesterol (LDL), have anti-cancer & anti-inflammatory effects. Its organoleptic profile is dominated by very intense fruity unripe aromas, & high intensity in the bitterness & spiciness due to the high concentration of phenolic elements. A tasty ally for your health!
It is offered in a handmade ceramic bottle inspired by the “αλάβαστρον” (alabastron). “Alavastron” was the pottery used by affluent people in ancient Greece (since 600BC) as a vessel for olive oil since it could maintain its quality the best. Clay is the best material for preserving extra virgin olive oil’s since it is neutral to the content & it protects it not only from the light & oxygen but also from the higher temperatures due to its high specific heat (thermal inertia).
Enjoy this glorious early harvest extra virgin olive oil!