THE MONTI IBLEI OLIVE OIL
The Monti Iblei extra-virgin olive oil is produced in the provinces of Siracusa, Ragusa and Catania, in a large area mainly consisting of hilly and calcareous soils. Several additional geographical indications on the label identify the cultivar of origin.
Geographical Indications “Monte Lauro”, “Val d’Anapo”, “Gulfi” and “Calatino” refer to an oil made from the Tonda Iblea cultivar. “Val Tellaro”, “Frigintini” and “Valle dell’Irminio” refer to an oil made from the Moresca’s. “Trigona-Pancali” refers to an oil made from the Nocellara’s.
The geographical indication further identifies the area of origin.
“Monte Lauro” refers to crops from the areas of Buccheri, Buscemi, Cassaro and Ferla. “Val d’Anapo” refers to crops grown in the territories of Sortino, Palazzolo Acreide, Canicattini Bagni, Siracusa, Floridia, Solarino and Noto. “Val Tellaro” refers to crops grown in the areas of Rosolini, Noto, Ispica, Modica and Pachino. “Frigintini” refers to an extra-virgin from crops grown in the areas of Ragusa, Modica and Rosolini. “Gulfi” refers to olive oils from crops grown in the areas of Chiaramonte Gulfi, Monterosso Almo and Giarratana. Geographical indication “Valle dell’Irminio” refers to crops from the territories of Ragusa, Scicli, Comiso, Vittoria, Acate, Modica and Santa Croce Camerina. “Calatino” refers to crops from the territories of Caltagirone, Grammichele, Licodia Eubea, Mineo, Vizzini, San Michele di Ganzaria and Mazzarrone. “Trigona-Pancali”, finally, refers to crops grown in the areas of Francoforte, Lentini, Carlentini and Melilli.