Ultra premium extra virgin olive oil
Our multi-awarded Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced with deep respect to the accumulated knowledge of our past generations, the valuable opinion of expert agronomists and above all with devotion to environmental protection.
Our private mountainous olive grove, is located outside the small village of Mouzaki in Messenia prefecture, in the Peloponnese and it is ecologically cultivated and harvested.
Our olive trees benefit from the unique microclimate and the fertile soil of this blessed region of Greece for their growth. The constant presence of a beehive in our field ensures that all the aromas of the freshly cut grass, wild oregano, thyme, mountain tea and lemon complement the pleasant and lasting imprint it leaves on our senses.
A superior early harvest product that stands out for its high phenols’ concentration, very low acidity percentage, a medium intensity fruitiness and a perfectly balanced presence of the bitter and pungent elements a premium EVOO should have.
We handpick our olives at the right time, usually late October - early November, just as they start turning purplish. The gathered olives are being transferred within few hours to the two-phase olive mill and cold-pressed immediately, never exceeding a temperature of 25°C while doing this. This way, we keep the acidity percentage very low (almost always <0,3%) but most important the high concentration of the precious phenols, olive oil's natural compounds that make it so nutritious and beneficial for human health due to their antioxidant and anti-iflammatory properties, remains unaltered.
Beliá Premium Olive Oil has been awarded many times in international olive oil competitions for its’ aromas and taste. And equally many times, by Athens’s Kapodistrian university for the high phenol concentration giving us the right to bear E.U.’s Health Claim certification.
The above translate in consistency. We consistently produce a premium EVOO.
We offer a unique Early Harvest product with a GREAT quality/price ratio. Our advantages are:
- Very high phenol concentration that gives us the right to bear EU’s 432/2012 Health Claim certification.
- Rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Very low acidity percentage, always below 0,3% (0,18% the past two years).
- A perfectly balanced bitter/pungent, medium intensity flavour, with fresh mountain herbs aromas.
- Consistency. We consistently cultivate and produce a superior quality extra virgin olive oil.
- Protective tin canister, bearing our award-winning graphic design.
Stratikópoulos family’s Koroneiki variety olive trees have been providing with its precious "green gold” for decades. A teacher by profession but a farmer by passion, Nikos Stratikópoulos and his daughter Betty (a trained olive oil taster), have been caring this relatively young olive grove (only about 50 years old) not because they have to but because they love their land. With deep respect to the accumulated knowledge of past generations, the valuable opinion of expert agronomists and above all with devotion to environmental protection, these two dedicated people have been producing this unparalleled product for many years now. Yiorgos, a childhood friend of Betty’s, an expert salesperson but more important an outdoorsman and a healthy food enthusiast, joined in 2010 her vision in promoting this unique natural product.
Our private olive grove
Our private mountainous olive grove is located outside the mountainous small village of Mouzaki, in Messenia prefecture, in southwestern Peloponnesus.
Our olive grove is ecologically cultivated and harvested. At an altitude of 500 mts. and a distance of just 12 klm from the Ionian Sea, the use of pesticides and other chemicals is unnecessary. We cultivate solely the Koroneiki variety olive tree which, despite its low yield, it is considered by many the king of olive oil producing varieties.
Our olive trees benefit from the unique microclimate and the fertile soil of this blessed region of Greece for their growth. The constant presence of a beehive in our field (a natural proof of a healthy environment), ensures that all the aromas of the wild plants and herbs of the surrounding area are being transferred on our olive fruits.
Our "green" gold
Beliá (pronounced [Bel-ay-á]) is a composite word. It stands for, B (initial letter of the word Biologiki, the Greek word for organic) and eliá (the Greek word for the olive fruit). B-eliá.
Our extra virgin olive oil is Early Harvest and extracted only from the Koroneiki variety olive tree. This is because, despite its very low yield, it is one of the very few varieties (if not the only one) which will keep its aroma unaltered from day one of extraction till the last day of the bottle’s shelf-life (*). So you can savour all of it, till the last drop.
Beliá extra virgin olive oil has a medium intensity fruitiness and a perfectly balanced presence of the bitter and pungent elements a superior olive oil should have. Freshly cut grass, wild oregano and thyme, mountain tea and lemony flavours complement the pleasant and lasting imprint it leaves on our senses.