Oleificio Natali from le Marche
Oleificio Natali was set up in 1949 and from the beginning its main gaol was to produce very high quality extra virgin olive oil from olive varieties found in this particular part of the Le Marche region. A group of local farmers started to produce olive oil using an old oil mill dating from the early tenth century. They soon obtained a high quality oil made from olives grown in these surroundings since ancient times. In this way, both the old and modern techniques have merged together, the care of the olive trees and careful pruning, the desire to always make oil of the highest quality and the use of up-to-date techniques in crushing create a variety of different types of olive oil all with excellent flavours, aromas and tastes.
The mill and olive groves are located in and around the beautiful central Le Marche town of Civitanova Alta which is located only a few kilometres from the Adriatic coast, and this area having a superb climate for producing high quality olives. The main product of Oleificio Natali is the Olio della Cilestra extra virgin olive oil and this is produced from blending different varieties of the best and healthiest olives you can find in the area, the Raggia, Sargano, Rosciola, Mogliano, Coroncina, Raggiola and finally Carboncella, which is the least used.
Each variety of olive is harvested and processed separately, as their ripening time of each is different. After testing, any individual oil is skillfully blended and then mixed: this mixture is called “Cilestra” and has a wonderful fresh taste and aroma of various fruits.
Oleifcio Natali also produces in limited quantities, "The Cultivar" which are a variety of olives marked “Il Cartiglio”. They are the same as the ones used for Cilestra oil, but each different season they choose and combine different types of olives, the ones that from time to time show the best flavours and quality. They are processed separately to produce a pure, unique olive oil, which is then bottled in boxes containing four 0.25cl glass bottles, and each box comes with a description of the particular oils used that year.