Monogram Puglia IGP. Our idea of Apulian extra virgin
Monogram Puglia IGP is the extra virgin olive oil that comes from selected Coratina olives grown in the olive groves owned by the Guglielmi family. Expanses of trees cared for daily that enjoy the beautiful landscape of Castel del Monte. Olio Guglielmi is located in Andria, in Puglia, the motherland of Italian olive growing.
THE OLIVE MILL
Once the olives have been harvested, they are immediately taken to the olive mill, an evocative space that combines tradition and modernity. Here, the secrets of Apulian olive growing meet a cutting-edge production system. The 1200 square meter facility features 5 innovative production lines. Thanks to the milling within few hours from the harvest, to an avant-garde extraction system and a strict control of all the production process phases, different extra virgin olive oils come to life, including Monogram Puglia IGP extra virgin.
OUR IDEA OF APULIAN EXTRA VIRGIN
Monogram Puglia IGP reflects our idea of Apulian oil. Its intense aromas of fresh grass, artichoke and tomato recall the most beautiful images of our land, becoming a symbol of high quality. Its medium-intense taste, accompanied by the typical bitter and spicy notes of the Coratina variety, are the synthesis of an ancient work that hold the values of the ground, the strength of the sun and the sweetness of the wind. Its strong taste makes it the perfect ingredient for typical Apulian dishes, such as grilled meats, fried foods, legume soups and vegetable-based dishes.
INTENSO IS GOOD
The intense flavor of the Coratina variety, characterized by the bitter and spicy aftertaste, is given by an high presence of polyphenols. At Olio Guglielmi, we are particularly fond of this cultivar, because historically it has always been cultivated in our land, in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani and in the province of Bari.
An intense oil has also amazing benefit for the health. Polyphenols in fact are very powerful antioxidants, whose function is to protect cells from free radicals generated with normal cellular metabolism and from stressful events, such as radiation, pollutants, emotional and physical stress and so on. In this way, polyphenols help to slow down the speed of cellular aging.
WHY IT BRANDS THE IGP DEMOMINATION
This extra virgin olive oil enhances and protects our land, expressing its typicality and strong bond with it. It is precisely for this reason that it boasts the Community trademark IGP (Protected Geographical Indication). Each bottle is guaranteed by the consortium, verifying the entire production chain, rigorously made in Puglia, from the plant to the final packaging. Monogram Puglia IGP is also subjected to chemical and sensorial tests (tasting by commissions recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture) to check the complete compliance with the disciplinary.