OUR FARM

A PASSION FOR GOURMET OILS

Two individuals and love for a special area, that of the Canino countryside, in the heart of Upper Tuscia

So started the adventure that led Paolo Borzatta and Ione Zobbi to put down roots in this place and then, almost inevitably, to become producers of monovarietal extra virgin olive oil. The concept behind the farm was an ambitious one: maximize the potential of the small olive groves scattered around the house to bring out the best of the monovarietal oils in their home territory to create gourmet oils with a broad range of flavors and aromas.
The producers of I&P oil are committed to making available the variety of essential flavors of monoculture oils (more precisely, monovarietal oils because they are produced from a single variety of olive) and the variability of their flavor year-after-year without attempting to maintain the taste of the oil artificially “constant” through mixing with other varieties.
The result is gourmet extra virgin olive oils from six different varieties of olive grown in individual plots of land whose every phase has been meticulously followed.

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DISCOVER THE CRUS OF PUR LAND

THE HOME OF OUR MONOVARIETAL OILS

 

The Farm

Azienda Agricola Ione Zobbi is situated in the town of Canino, in the province of Viterbo. Canino is a town of Etruscan origin that later became part of the lands of the Farnese noble family. In the 1800s, Luciano Bonaparte, Prince of Canino and brother of Napoleon, also lived here.
 

The Soil

The soil, rich in minerals that are particularly congenial to the olive tree, gives our oils unique aromas with fresh vegetal overtones. The Itrana variety is produced in an olive grove located in the town of Sonnino (Latina). This rugged, sunny area produces pungent aromas with unusual overtones.
 

The Olive Groves

The olive groves of the Azienda Agricola Ione Zobbe are located primarily in a volcanic area of the town of Canino and the neighboring towns of Tessennano and Arlena di Castro, all within the Viterbo zone of the Tuscia area. The soil, rich in minerals that are particularly congenial to the olive tree, gives our oils unique aromas with fresh vegetal overtones. The Itrana variety is produced in an olive grove located in the town of Sonnino (Latina). This rugged, sunny area produces pungent aromas with unusual overtones.
 

Satellite Coordinates

The satellite coordinates of Canino are: latitude 44.5588028°, longitude – 12.5778415°

The satellite coordinates of Sonnino are: latitude 41.4305°, longitude – 13.2454°

HOW OUR MONOVARIETAL OILS ARE BORN

All phases of the production process are strictly controlled and each oil is made only from the olives grown in their respective groves

In order to have even greater control over the entire production chain, the farm now has its own Alfa Laval press for production under controlled atmosphere conditions.

Crushing within 4 hours of collection

The oil pressing within 4 hours of picking was carried out using the company’s new Alfa Oliver 500 Top olive press, which uses a two-phase continuous cycle extraction method. This method makes it possible to reduce the surface exposed to the oxygen in the air to a minimum, thus greatly reducing oxidation and consequently safeguarding the quality of the oil; the two-phase continuous cycle extraction method allows us to obtain oils with a higher concentration of phenolic substances, which are those with the most antioxidants. The olive pressing was performed using a hammer mill for all the oils.

Alfa Oliver 500 Top

Il siThe AlfaOliver 500 olive oil extraction system is designed to enable olive oil producers to differentiate their extra virgin olive oil from standard products by making the most of each crop’s basic characteristics and intrinsic qualities, and maintaining and enhancing these during production.
The unit combines the most advanced olive oil processing equipment currently available into an integrated, framemounted system with a compact footprint. The AlfaOliver 500 is the most efficient system currently available for olive oil extraction.

Continuous two-phase extraction

After cleaning to remove dirt and debris, the olives are crushed into olive paste using either hammer or disc crushing. If required, the olives can also be depitted before this milling process, using technology developed by Alfa Laval.
Milling is followed by malaxation, a slow mixing in which the olive paste is gradually heated and the enzymes activated. This allows the small drops of oil to coalesce. Microscopic oil droplets join together into larger ones that are then extracted using a decanter centrifuge. This separates the oil from the humid pomace.
The last main stage is clarification, in which any remaining water and olive residue is removed from the oil using a centrifuge.