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Ladolea®

Golden Olive Oil From Corinthia

Address: 1, Kritis Street, Neo Psychiko, Athens Telephone: 0030.210.677.7570 Website: Ladolea.gr

LADOLEA® is a close-knit group of young visionaries from Greece, sharing a common value; the deep respect for their heritage. Proud for having been suckled on this part of the world, their mission is to bring you Greece’s treasured olive oil in the most unique way. The LADOLEA® olive oils are 100% single varietal and each one stems from a different variety of olives, exclusively grown in that northern part of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The design of LADOLEA® bottle is inspired from the rich history of the ancient Corinthian pot, called Aryballos, which was used by Olympic athletes for smearing their bodies with olive oil before the games as well as by the aristocracy of the era, for preserving their valuable essential oils and aromas. By redesigning this exquisite pot, LADOLEA® aspires to bring the archaic to the present!
The Journey Of LADOLEA® Olive Oils

“…The LADOLEA® olive oils are 100% single varietal and each one stems from a different variety of olives, exclusively grown in that northern part of the Peloponnesian peninsula…”

Journey

The LADOLEA® olive oils are 100% single varietal and each one stems from a different variety of olives, exclusively grown in that northern part of the Peloponnesian peninsula. Their partners are hard-working farmers, who share the same passion for olive oil. Having a deep respect for the Greek environment, they are truly committed to the high quality of the whole process and to sustainable farming methods. The journey of LADOLEA® begins in November, which is the ideal harvest period. Depending on the desired result in taste, olives may be harvested at any point during their ripening. They prefer the early harvest, when the fruit is still unripe and green. At this stage, the production is lower, but the olives are higher in polyphenols and antioxidants, which contribute to better health and at the same time impart a fruity and pungent note to the olive juice. At harvest, the olives are collected with great care and stored in crates to ensure their perfect condition. The pressing of the olives is strictly finalized within 24 hours from harvesting, in order to be conserved and maintain all their beneficial substances intact. The olives are cold-pressed in a technologically sophisticated 2-phase mill, without ever exceeding 27°C, resulting to an olive juice, with exceptional aromas and taste. Before being bottled, the olive oil is stored in stainless steel tanks, for a short period of time, which allows for a natural sedimentation under ideal conditions. Thus, the unfiltered extra virgin olive oil LADOLEA® is finally ready for people to enjoy. Committed to excellence in all aspects, each LADOLEA® is bottled individually by our devoted personnel, whereas both the pressing and packing processes are certified to ISO 22000 (HACCP).

The History Of Olive Oil & Its Significance Through The Centuries

“…Since the depths of time, the olive tree in Greece has been the symbol of peace and wisdom, the sacred tree of the Ancient City of Athens…”

History
According to scientists, the olive tree sprung up for the first time in the greater Mediterranean Basin. On a worldwide scale, the first cultivation of the olive tree took place in Greece as stone tablets, found on the court of King Minos of Crete, was the first reference to the olive tree dating back to 2500 BC. This was the period that the cultivation of this blessing plant in Crete played an important role on the island’s economy, the place where the first export of the olive oil happened. Through the centuries, the cultivation of olive oil passed over to mainland Greece and the vitality of this product became synonym with Greek nutrition. Valuable information regarding the production, the commerce and the export of the olive oil in Mycenaean Greece were brought up from the decipherment of the “Linear B” script. In the 6th century BC, Solon, the Athenian legislator, drafted the first law for the protection of the olive tree. The symbolic meaning of the olive tree as well as the exceptional value of the olive oil is visible in overall sectors of the ancient Greece’s life.The olive oil was, and still is, one of the most vital parts of the Mediterranean diet that comes from the fruit of Olea Europaea, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean. According to some, the olive tree reached ancient Greece in the Bronze Age, setting its roots as an ideal setting, perfect for the worlds’ finest crop of olives. Ancient Greeks used olives as their main source of fat. Certainly, the therapeutic and health benefits of olive oil were first mentioned from Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who utilized pure olive oil to treat his patients while Homer named it the liquid gold, as its export offered trade potential with the Mediterranean lands. Since the depths of time, the olive tree in Greece has been the symbol of peace and wisdom, the sacred tree of the Ancient City of Athens. Even at the Ancient Olympic Games, winners were presented with a simple olive wreath that was cut from a wild olive tree. From this time until today, Greece became the world’s most important exporter of qualitative olive oil showed through the infinite love of the olive grower to the olive tree.

The Multi-Awarded Packaging Of LADOLEA® Olive Oils

“…Only the perfect packaging can complement the two superior quality extra virgin olive oils and highlight their original character…”

Packaging
The design of LADOLEA® bottle is inspired from the rich history of the Corinthian region in Greece. Dating back to 700 B.C., there was an ancient Corinthian pot, called “Aryballos”. This pot was well known for its use by the Olympic athletes, for smearing their bodies with olive oil before the games as well as by the aristocracy of the era, for preserving their valuable essential oils and aromas. By redesigning this exquisite pot, LADOLEA® aspires to bring the archaic to the present and create a modern dispenser that meets the highest market standards, certified by the General Chemical State Laboratory.An experienced ceramist created the original design exclusively for LADOLEA®, while Greek traditional potters carry out the manufacturing process solely by hand, making each bottle unique. The opaque packaging prevents light penetration, thus maintaining the olive oil in its purest form and preserving the valuable LADOLEA® aroma and taste. LADOLEA® Team is proud to having won the Red Dot Award Communication Design 2014 in Berlin and 2nd place in Pentaward in Tokyo.
The Points Of LADOLEA® Olive Oils
Sales

LADOLEA® olive oils are available in selected stores in Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete, Santorini, Kos, Skiathos and Skopelos as well as there are selected stores in France, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Spain and Russia. Contact LADOLEA® team at info@ladolea.gr to find out more information!