Firm, crunchy, and fruity kalamata olives. Grown on Rosnay using certified organic and biodynamic methods, these olives are picked at early to medium maturity before they are black, in order to get firmer, nuttier olives.
Immediately after picking they are immersed in water to prevent oxidation or blackening of the fruit, after which the leaves and damaged olives are removed by hand and washed, before being transferred to salt brine containing natural Murray River Salt from the Australian desert and tartaric acid to reduce the pH below 4 to ensure there isn't any bacterial breakdown in the olives so they get a slow fermentation.
The olives cure through lacto-fermentation over 8 to 18 months before they are again hand graded them to remove all of the over-ripe olives, washed again, and immediately bottled with minimal oxidation, into a brine containing fresh Murray River salt and organic apple cider vinegar.
Certification: Southern Cross SX-21127
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Product packed by the producer in a glass jar.
These olives are flavourful, plump and juicy. They make excellent eating on their own and are a tasty addition to salads and cooked dishes. Highly recommended!