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Olive Oil

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Olive Oil is grown in the traditional way without irrigation and at very low yields, both in terms of kilograms per tree and oil yield per kilogram. Extreme care is taken to hand-pick the olives used for our oil at the stage of ripeness which results in a fresh, aromatic, full flavored oil with a peppery finish. A high percentage of sandstone-derived soils emphasize this fresh lifted fruit and cut-grass character while delivering a lighter more elegant palate structure. The percentage of clay grown olives provides additional structure and density to the oil.

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Latest vintage available online via Port2Port.

Tons harvested:

3.10

Litres made:

378

Oil Yield:

13.8%

Number of Trees:

3050


Frantoio & SA Leccino:

2300 trees, 4.5 ha

Mission:

750 trees, 1.5 ha


Oil produced on clay-rich soils:

20%

Oil produced on sandstone-derived soils:

80%


Free Fatty Acids:

0.52%

Bottles produced:

756 x 500ml


This blend:

Frantoio & SA Leccino 85% Mission 15%

Growing Season

A moderate season throughout all the growing stages with no significant disease pressure. Slightly warmer during the flower bud differentiation and development state, with rainfall equal to long term average. Moderate day temperatures with cooler nights and mornings during flowering, fruit set and the shoot growth periods and with less rain than normal during this growing stage augered well for quality. Good rains during the fruit growth and oil formation period led to an increase in tonnage harvested and particularly healthy fruit picked during a cooler harvest.