HIGH TAVOLIERE DI PUGLIA

Sun of Puglia

The art of olive cultivation in the High Tavoliere delle Puglie is a millenary vocation that makes the territory one of the first in the world for the production of quality extra virgin olive oil. The breezes of the nearby Adriatic sea mitigate the soft hills and over the centuries have created the microclimate suitable for the Provencal cultivar, planted in these places in the 18th century. by Prince Raimondo Di Sangro, descendant of the French Burgundians.

Olive groves in the Tavoliere di Puglia

The Tavoliere delle Puglie is a flat or slightly undulating territory located in the north of Puglia, so much so that it occupies almost half of the Capitanata; born as an uplift plain (in fact it was once submarine), it extends for about 4000 km² between the Dauni mountains to the west, the Gargano promontory (Candelaro) and the Adriatic Sea to the east, and the Fortore rivers to the north and Ofanto to the south. It is the largest plain in Italy after the Po Valley; it is geologically classifiable as a prehistoric seabed.

Olive

The soils have a good draining capacity while the climate is continental with hot but not sultry summers and rather cold winters with sporadic snowfalls. The olive typical of the Tavoliere delle Puglie, stands out for its round and elongated shape, the pulp is fleshy and leaf green.