Slent Farms - Voor Paardeberg - South Africa
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
... just another Italian Passion
Upon first arriving at the farm, we had 10-12 Mission trees behind the house. We pressed olives for oil for ourselves, and it was good.
9 hectares of olive trees were planted in 2007, namely Mission, Frantoio, Leccino and Coratino were the varieties we chose – a good mixture of South African and Italian cultivars.
Our first harvest was in 2012. In 2017, the olive orchards will be extended by introducing two new varietals of "Doncarlo" and "Nocellara del Belice" to the farm.
The soil composition on site is granite sand for the first 60-80cm, with clay, accompanied by Malmesbury Shale underneath, promoting coolness.
At Ayama, we take caution when hand harvesting our olives.
We press our olives no more than an hour after harvesting, ensuring low acidity and lots of flavour.
Our Extra Virgin olive oil expresses a nutty and herbal taste, with aromas of artichokes on the nose.
Our 0.18% free acidity olive oil is pressed immediately after picking, guaranteeing low acidity.
South Africans are learning more about the health advantages of using pure olive oil in their cuisine.
As proudly Italian, we can say that this has been part of our healthy way of life for many years.
AYAMA ITALIAN BLEND Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Just like a fine wine, varietals, climate and region determine the taste and aroma of olive oil. Ayama, which means “someone to lean on”, is crafted to reflect the soul of South Africa, with its rich heritage, colourful people and magnificent wildlife. This extra virgin olive oil is the result of carefully selecting and blending our italian cultivars.
9 hectares of olive trees were planted in 2007: Frantoio, Leccino and Coratina.
The blend enhances flavour, aroma, colour and consistency, while the precious health substances are kept intact.
Serving suggestion: Splash onto salads, drizzle over grilled vegetables or use for dipping crusty bread. But remember, every food with a touch of olive oil is something special and healthier.
AYAMA CORATINA Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This Italian variety extra virgin olive oil yields a complex and intense oil, finishing in a peppery depth of flavor.
It is vividly fruity, and agreeably pungent. Use to deepen or enrich flavors.
Great when you want that pop of robust olive oil taste to come through.
AYAMA FRANTOIO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Frantoio olive, typically coming from central Italy, gives an intense green color olive oil with golden reflections.
AYAMA FRANTOIO EVO can be used to season, flavour and enhance many dishes. Has a low acidity, hints of apple, almond, artichoke, light bitter and spicy nuances, overall, the taste is very delicate and harmonious.
Come and discover our Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oils & Blend
(Frantoio – Mission – Leccino – Coratina).
Fruity, pungent, spicy or bitter ... enjoy also our Olive Oil Tasting!