Oli of Mallorca
The oil of Mallorca is an extra virgin olive oil obtained from the fruit of the olive through physical processes that guarantee that the oil conserves all of the olive’s organoleptic properties.
Olive production in Mallorca is reduced due to the island’s geo-climatic characteristics (the earth, the indented orography, the irregular precipitations and the heightened age of the Mallorcan olive trees), that make it apt for the manufacture of a quality oil.
All these factors, together with the variety of olives present in Mallorca (mallorquina, empeltre, picual and arbequina), give differentiated oils as a result: of a sweet type if they are obtained from mature olives (smooth flavour), or rather of a fruity type, when they are obtained from green olives (sour and spicy flavours).
Olive tree cultivation, and the olive’s production and consumption have a great tradition on the island of Mallorca.