FIELDS’ OWNER ALZIARI
The house Nicolas Alziari, producer miller trading since 1868, is one of the most important French olive-growing field. Established in Nice since 1868, this house of quality elaborates many grands crus. Focusing on every detail of olive oil production, we put our requirement at the service of the finest connoisseurs ; pushing harvesting techniques to the extreme and constantly inventing new methods of extraction in our mill, we are also revolutionizing the world of olive oil by creating exceptional blends by selecting unique varieties in terroirs forgotten.
We use the so-called “Genoese” method of which we are the last defenders in Europe. After a slow grinding of the olives from two to three hours, the stone basin is filled with cold water ; the olive oil which is brought to the surface is immediately recovered to be decanted. The rest of the pulp will be placed in the scourtins (filters of coconut fiber) to be pressed there. This is what we call the first cold press. The mill runs between November and March. We organize tasting workshops and guided tours.