The olive oil
Tot Oli extra virgin olive oil is produced on Vicente Todolí’s estate in the Vall de la Gallinera in the Alicante mountain range. Situated at 650 meters above sea level, it has a unique micro-climate with about 1,100 mm annual precipitation, mostly before spring and the beginning of autumn when the trees need water the most. With an average temperature of 18ºC, the cold winters and mild summers due to the proximity to the sea act as a thermal regulator, providing ideal conditions for the cultivation, growth and ripening of olives. Olive oils from coastal areas with a mild climate produce well-balanced and harmonious characteristics.
The green and intense olive oil is made with the Arbequina, Manzanilla, Picual and Blanqueta olive varieties. Miguel Abad, a well known consultant in the elaboration of oils of exceptional character and quality, is in charge of Tot Oli extra virgin olive oil production.
The Mountains of Alicante
Ascending from the sea to the highlands of Denia, an ancient road connects the Vall d’Ebo and Alcalà de la Jovada towns made of stone buildings. This area was once inhabited by Muslim families whose fortresses, castles and watchtowers are still in evidence.
The Al-Andalus influence is alive today in the rural Alicante mountain range environs. The culture of olive oil in these Alicante mountainous lands was already part of the agricultural landscape during Roman times.