Cordioli's family-owned and operated olive grove is located in the hills above Verona. The Cordioli farm belongs to the small category of artisanal producers who strive for excellence at every level. The Italian husband Emilio and the American wife Ceil owners of the farm are closely involved with every aspect of growing,harvesting, milling and blending.
On a parcel of land with southwestern exposure, they cultivate olive trees that are indigenous to the Veronese territory—Grignano, Favarol, and Pendolino—as well as other Italian varieties. At present they have about 550 fruit-producing trees, and in 2016 planted another 150 which will be productive in 1-2 years. The farm's exceptional geographical position, with south-west exposure, guarantees excellent sunlight throughout the growing season, and the altitude about 200 M above sea level, ensures the variations in temperature that play a vital role in the exceptional quality of the fruit.
The farm is known for its light to medium fruity oils with elegant notes of citrus, green almond, and freshly cut grass. With their harmonius balance of bitterness and pungency, they are the true expression of Italina eccellenza.
During the month of October they gather the olives in the phenological state of early maturation to obtain a harmonious oil with a perfect balance of the fruity sensations, both olfactory and gustatory. During the harvest they bring the olives to the “frantoio”, or mill, every day so that the oil is extracted within a few hours of picking, thus avoiding any alterations to the fruit.
The oil is stored in a climate-controlled room, in stainless steel tanks under inert gas, to avoid any oxidation and preserve the original chemical organoleptic characteristics.
Gold medal for our "Campo delle Marogne" and diploma gourmet for the Cordioli blend at the 2017 AVPA oil competition in Paris!
Gold trophy from the 2017 New York International Olive Oil Contest for the Cordioli Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
2014,2015,2016,2017: Included in the SLOWFOOD Guida agli Extravergini.
"Tre Foglie" in the 2017 Gambero Rosso Guide to Italian Oils