Peninsula Sorrentina is one of the few areas in Italy; where in such a relatively small corner of land, agriculture provides not only a setting for its natural beauty, but also a range of hight-quality products such as lemons; oil and cheese, all acknowledged for their excellent at both national and European levels. In the higher areas olive trees abound; these have always grown here, as their age testifies. It is said that in Greek times, sacrifies were made to Goddess Minerva using local oil. The oil produced here has a characteristic taste and aroma which distinguish it and give it its high market value. The European Community recognizes this product as D.O.P (Denomination of Protected Origin) thanks to its unique qualities.
The Gargiulo family has grown olives for three generations, but with new technology they have created a hight-quality product “Penisola Sorrentina” Capo Ateneo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This oil summarizes the family’s dedication to quality and wholesome products. The oil is green with light golden highlights. It has an intense fruity flavor with hints of lemon… from the close plantings of lemon trees, and a pleasant aftertaste of artichokes and rosemary. It is excellent drizzled over grilled salmon or halibut, cooked with other seafood or to dress any salad. Also great on its own as a dipping sauce for bread Oil should be stored in a dark, cool and dry place. Oil of superior quality obtained exclusively from olives and just by mechanical proceedings Oil extracted in Italy from olives grown in Italy.