"Guida agli extravergini"
- Slow Food Editore
4x4 - Olio Tereo A.D. 2000
name sounds more like that of an automobile group rather
than that of an agricultural firm. However, notwithstanding
the fact that "Team 4x4" is a fairly new company,
it is already an important presence in the high quality
olive oil market. It all began a couple of years ago when
a group of young and determined entrepreneurs from the Anapo
Valley set out to put their energies and means into producing
olive oil. The project was carried out with the purchase
of 15 hectares of land in the vicinity of Buccheri and with
the introduction of an outstanding extra-virgin olive oil
into the oil market, which competes with the high ranking
brands of Sicily.
The "Tereo", a blend of the Tonda Iblea and Biancolilla
harvests, is the result of a simple but rigorous production
philosophy: the maximum in the olive grove and the best
in the oil mill. The olives are hand-picked in October and
November when the dark colouring of the fruit is superficial
and a continuous cycle technology of a private oil mill
is chosen for the pressing of the olives. The result is
an oil that expresses the territory from which it derives
and its individuality.
A beautiful and luminous yellow-green color; a complex,
bright and persistent aroma, with the clear traces of fresh
olives, strong fruity scents of unripe tomatoes and freshly
cut grass. The flavour is intense and seductive: to be noted
are the rich and full body, the excellent correspondence
between taste and aroma, the obvious well balanced expression
of bitter and spicy tones, the latter not too excessive.