100% ESTATE GROWN & BOTTLED

Eliris is an extraordinary organic extra-virgin olive oil hand-crafted by Iris & Sam at Efthimiadi Estate in northern Greece.

The combination of ideal terroir, fastidious handling and a signature field-blend of Greek varieties produces a distinctive oil with a complex character and unrivalled quality. Authentic and fresh for the discerning palate.

100% raw, natural & cold-extracted. Authenticity bottled. 


AWARDS

Harvest 2015: New York International Olive Oil Competition 2016 GOLD
Harvest 2014: UK Great Taste Awards 2015
Harvest 2013: FLOS OLEI 2015
Harvest 2012: FLOS OLEI 2014


FRESH HARVEST 2016

TASTING NOTES

Aroma

A complex mix of intensely herbaceous aromas with culinary herbs, (basil and parsley), and zingy fresh apple skins greet the nose followed by orange and grapefruit juice with a touch of nuts and stalks.

Taste

The flavours in the mouth are slightly less intense but no less complex with avocado and wet leaves followed by darker salad leaves, black tea and liquorice. Bitterness builds gently with a spike of pepper which, though strong, does not completely overpower the fruit. Bitterness and pepper slowly fades to leave an extremely attractive and lingering after taste of herbs and nuts.

Style

This oil is medium in style with robust but well balanced bitterness and pepper.

Overall Assessment

This is a very complex oil with a range of quite distinctive flavours which come to the fore as it is tasted. Its really attractive and intensely fresh aroma leads into a good depth of flavour in the mouth followed by a really delicious after taste. This excellent oil makes a very good dip but it will also come into its own in flavouring and finishing a full range of dishes from the kitchen. The oils has quite a thick texture which will be appreciated by chefs.


QUALITY

Acidity: 0.31% FFA [<0.80%]
Peroxide value: 0.97 mmol O2/kg [<20]
UV Absorption:
K270: 0.107 [<0.22]
K232: 1.524 [<2.50]
DeltaK: 0.003 [<0.01]

[x] EU limit for an olive oil to be classified as Extra-Virgin.


HEALTH

HARVEST 2016 COMING SOON

HARVEST 2015

- Oleocanthal: 342 mg/Kg
- Oleacein: 127 mg/Kg
- Oleuropein aglycon (monoaldehyde form): 43 mg/Kg
- Oleuropein aglycon (dialdehyde forms)*: 32 mg/Kg
- Ligstroside aglycon (monoaldehyde form): 56 mg/Kg
- Ligstroside aglycon (dialdehyde forms)**: 88 mg/Kg

Total hydroxytyrosol derivatives: 202 mg/Kg
Total derivatives of tyrosol: 486 mg/Kg
Oleocanthal+Oleacein (Index D1): 469 mg/Kg
Total of analyzed compounds (index D3): 688 mg/Kg

Total Phenols (Folin): 222 mg/Kg (expressed as caffeic acid equiv.)

Comments
The levels of oleocanthal and oleacein are higher than the average values (135 and 105 mg/Kg respectively) of the samples included in the international study performed at the University of California, Davis.

The daily consumption of 20 g ELIRIS provides 14 mg of hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol or their derivatives (>>5 mg) and consequently the oil belongs to the category of oils that protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress according to the Regulation 432/2012 of the European Union.

It should be noted that oleocanthal and oleacein present important biological activity and they have been related with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardioprotective and neuroprotective activity.

The chemical analysis was performed according to the method published in J. Agric. Food Chem., 2012, 60 (47), pp 11696–11703, J. Agric. Food Chem., 2014, 62 (3), 600–607 and OLIVAE, 2015, 122, 22-33. *Oleomissional+Oleuropeindial **Ligstrodial+Oleokoronal


WE'RE PROUD TO OFFER YOU

- Fresh hand-crafted organic extra-virgin olive oil, exclusively from the current season, with all its organoleptic & nutritional value intact.

- Stunning Italian glass designed to absorb 99.9% UV light, preserving the aroma, flavour and quality of our oil.

- A kraft card harvest tag, individually numbered and presented with a hand tied ribbon, for that special touch of elegance.

- A pouring spout for a perfectly controlled flow.*

- Finally, a beautiful gift tube, completes our exquisite olive oil.*

“Kali Orexi” Iris & Sam

* Gift pack only


EL002: Eliris Bottle (250ml)



EL003: Eliris Gift Tube (250ml)