LOISIUM wine & spa resorts olive oil
What do you do with a grove of olive trees in your garden? You make olive oil, of course! And what does this have to do with the LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resorts? Keep reading to find out.
Italian olive oil is some of the best oil in the world. That’s why we love bringing a bit of Tuscany to the LOISIUM wine & spa resorts. With a view over breath-taking Tuscany, the beautiful property of LOISIUM co-founder Susanne Kraus-Winkler features sprawling fields of beautiful olive trees. The estate was taken over by well-known political journalist Hugo Portisch and his wife Traudi, who, despite some cracks in the walls and holes in the roof, immediately fell in love with the old stone house. It soon became clear that they also fell for the property’s 800 olive trees and grapevines that were included in the deal.
At LOISIUM wine & spa resorts, we just had to take up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to add an original Tuscan member to the LOISIUM Selection. The result is a delicate, organic, virgin olive oil from only the best quality olives – ripened to perfection under the Tuscan sun!
NOT ALL OLIVE OIL IS CREATED EQUAL
We set the bar especially high in the production of our olive oil. We don’t produce just any old olive oil for our LOISIUM wine & spa resorts, but a virgin olive oil with the highest quality standards (in Italy, this is described as “extra vergine”, or extra virgin).
The olives are pressed cold and without additives, and meet the highest standards. On average, no more than 12 to 13 litres of oil are obtained from 100 kg of olives. Then, there is the great amount of work that growing olives typically requires. Extra virgin olive oil must be flawless, and must not exceed acidity of 0.8 per cent. How lucky are we that Tuscany has the best conditions for olives due to its northern location!
In addition to its exquisite taste, extra virgin olive oil also boasts a special health benefit: it consists of 75% unsaturated fatty acids which are important for cell structure among many other things. This “liquid gold” also has strong antioxidant properties, and anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning effects. Plus, it helps lower cholesterol. Amazing! Want more? Why not use it as a homemade beauty treatment? Use it to sooth dry lips or mix with salt to create an exfoliating treatment for a day-spa feeling at home. A wonder for your health, palate, and beauty. What more could you ask for?
JSo, now that you’ve heard all there is to know about olive oil at LOISIUM wine & spa resorts, you’ve probably already made some room for it in your kitchen, right? Get this all-rounder in the LOISIUM vinotheques and the LOISIUM WeinWelt for € 19.00 (500 ml). This Tuscan taste experience (bottled in Italy) will be a beautiful addition to your kitchen with its elegant black stoneware bottle that you can repurpose again and again.