The Extra virgin olive oil Barbera Masserie of the Plateau DOP Monti Iblei has a golden-green color. On the nose, it has an intense medium scent with herbaceous aromatic notes and hints of green tomato. The taste is fruity with hints of herbs, green tomato, and artichoke, with notes of bitter and spicy
PDO MONTI IBLEI
Cultivar: 100% Tonda Iblea
"Manfredi Barbera & Sons S.p.A." is today one of the most advanced ovaries on the international scene, whose excellent products are obtained and bottled according to the highest quality and sanitary standards. Facilities and production are guaranteed by the most important international certification systems: ISO 9001, ISO22005:2007, BRC certificate (British Retail Consortium), IFS Certificate (International Food standards).
The historic headquarters is located in Via Emerico Amari in Palermo, to which, in 2003, was added a modern production plant in the sunny and enchanting Custonaci, in the province of Trapani.
The latter has been built and equipped with the most technologically advanced production systems, and is divided into three operating units: the storage area, the experimental crusher, the storage. The storage stock of the finished product is entirely thermo-conditioned, houses large silos at the controlled temperature of 18 degrees Celsius where the oil is kept under nitrogen against oxidation, and its storage capacity amounts to about 7,000 tons. Next to the storage area is the packaging room: four fully automated lines, each reserved for the packaging of bottled oil, tin, and ceramics.
Even at this stage, the use of nitrogen is wave-like to ensure that the product is maintained at the highest level and optimal storage over time. The experimental mill, the first of its kind in the world, is housed in the second building: a completely revolutionary plant that makes experimentation its strong point.
All the stages of preparation of the olives - selection, cleaning and crushing - take place in an outdoor area, so as to keep absolutely untouched the indoor room where the glazing takes place, the most delicate phase.
As for the crushing phase, no other company in the world can boast as many as four different olive milling systems: disc crushing, hammers, opposing stone rollers and pitting. Finally, the third building, where the temperature is automatically adjusted to 18 degrees C for 365 days a year, is intended for the storage of the finished product and packaging.