The AFM Azienda Faunistica Marche is part of one of the most important Italian agricultural complexes: the Vallesina. The company was founded in 2003 as a breeding ground for restocking game (pheasants, partridges, rock partridges and quails) and in 2006 it expanded its business by planting olive trees and building an oil mill, for company use only, which came into operation in the October of 2011.
The L'Olinda oil mill has always followed the entire production cycle: from the plant to the bottle, and uses the most modern technologies so as to guarantee the consumer a top-level product with a good quality-price ratio.
We currently have about 110 hectares of olive groves scattered among the hills of Vallesina and in Sirolo, in the heart of the Conero Park, where there are native varieties grown organically. The choice of organic means attention to the environment, the territory, the landscape and health: all our land is fertilized with organic substances and without any use of pesticides.
Today L'Olinda produces three blends as well as eight monovarietal oils: Raggia, Mignola, Leccino, Leccio del Corno, Coroncina, Piantone di Mogliano, Ascolana Tenera and Rosciola dei Colli Esini to which we will soon add others, with the entry into production of the new olive groves.
5 October is the label with which we sell our blend produced from the earliest harvested olives. It is the most exclusive organic extra virgin olive oil in our collection, made from several cultivars harvested and pressed by October 5th. The prevailing varieties are the earliest in terms of ripening, there are Leccino and Raggia, as well as Mignola, Frantoio, Orbetana, Coroncina and Pendolino.
Taste: From the set of several cultivars combined in an early stage of maturation, an intense oil is obtained with a strong character, but still balanced, basically green, medium fruity with hints of almond, artichoke and decisive notes of bitter and spicy.
Appearance: The color is clear green, the result of immediate filtration through natural cartons which guarantees perfect conservation.
In the kitchen: Thanks to the peculiar hints of grass, almond and artichoke, given by the local varieties, used mainly raw, it allows you to enrich and enhance the flavor of more delicate dishes (salads, cooked vegetables, soups, etc.), but it is excellent on dishes with a more intense taste such as grilled, sliced or Florentine meat.
Raggia monovarietal is an extra virgin olive oil with a harmonious fruity flavour.
To the taste: From the Raggia you get an oil with a slightly almondy harmonious fruity, mainly sweet, with a touch of bitter and spicy.
At the sight: Raggia oil has a golden yellow color with a high content of oleic acid.
In the kitchen: It is a truly exceptional extra virgin olive oil, very suitable for seasoning first courses, harmonizing roasts and grilled meats or for flavoring hot bread. The sweet bitterness of the almond leaves unique sensations in the mouth.
Mignola monovarietal is an extra virgin olive oil with a intensely fruity extra virgin olive oil.
To the taste: From the Mignola we obtain an oil with a high content of polyphenols and with an intense fruity taste. As soon as it is put in the mouth, there is a hint of berries with strong sensations of bitterness, spicy in the throat and an aftertaste of artichoke.
At the sight: Mignola gives its maximum expression if harvested at the right degree of ripeness. An oil for connoisseurs with an intense green color is obtained.
In the kitchen: It is an ideal oil to give flavor to dishes, therefore for bruschetta, soups, pasta and beans, chickpeas, grilled meat, cooked and raw vegetables. Try it with pinzimonio (fennel, radishes and carrots) and it will be a real pleasure.
Leccino monovarietal is a very balanced extra virgin olive oil between bitter, spicy, sweet and fruity, with slight hints of almond.
To the taste: It is characterized as a very balanced oil between bitter, spicy, sweet and fruity, with slight hints of almond. It is a delicate oil with low acidity.
At the sight: It has a golden yellow color with greenish reflections. Generally it has a medium-low polyphenol content so the bitter and spicy notes are not very marked.
In the kitchen: Being a fresh, delicate and balanced oil, it is ideal both for raw consumption and for cooking. It is suitable for delicate dishes such as fish and white meats. It also goes well with tomatoes, bruschetta and grilled vegetables. It is ideal in childhood nutrition.