Azienda Agricola Francesco Mandelli
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
We cultivate olives for the pleasure of a special oil.
The main olive grove is an integral part of Camping Bellavista with about 140 plants.
The ground before being used for camping was called “careser”, from caressa ie grass suitable for making chairs.
The olive grove “ Sotto il Monte” is located nearby and is spread over the hills under the rocks of the Mount Brione except for a flat area near the tunnel.The name comes from an ancient house built in support of the rock. The olive grove is made up of about forty plants.
The cultivars in the olive grove are: Frantoio, Pendolino, Cipressino & Leccino.
In the olive grove “ Sotto il Monte” we have the traditional Casaliva and a mix on the hills.
The passion for olive growing started with Grandfather Francesco in the 50s along with the sharecroppers Bombardelli and it has been handed down to the son Pietro Lino and consequently to Francesco Mandelli owner of the current Agricultural Company created in March 2018.
The collection and storage techniques have undergone several changes over the years, following the technical innovations that have subsequently been occurred.
From hand-picked harvesting we moved to the collection with hand combs and sheets, up to trunk and canopy shakers. The milling initially practiced only after having spent a long period from the olive harvesting, today it takes place preferably on the same day of the harvest.
In the same way the storage system has evolved, the first simple containers, not able to prevent oil freezing , have been replaced by vacuum steel containers, bottles and Bag in Box.
Soon the preservation technique with food Argon gas will be introduced
The cultivars in the olive grove of the camping area are: Frantoio, Pendolino, Cipressino & Leccino.
In the olive grove “ Sotto il Monte” we have the traditional Casaliva and a mix on the hills
Monocultivar Frantoio , planted in the early 1950s.
The name Caresèr derives from the name given to the place where the plants are and it is the place where in the past the caressa reigned, the grass that was used to make chairs and other objects. Oil obtained by pressing the olives in early October
Medium/intense fruity oil, medium bitter and spicy.
Soto ‘l Mont
Mixed cultivar of Casaliva,Leccino,Pendolino,Frantoio,Raza,Picholine
The name derives from the old house located at the foot of Monte Brione, where Casaliva plants are cultivated. Oil obtained by pressing the olives in November.
Light fruity, bitter and light spicy oil.
Cultivar Cipressino 100%, planted in the late 80s.
A type usually used as a windbreak hedge originally from southern Italy.
The name is meant to represent the tool that was used in the past to contain the olives from the hand-picked collection. Oil obtained by pressing the olives in early October.
Medium fruity oil, medium bitter and spicy.
100% Pendolino cultivar, plants planted in the late 1980s.
Its main feature is that it is the pollinator plant par excellence.
The name wants to represent the tool that was used, in the past, to press the dough obtained by pressing through the stones, in order to obtain the oil.
Oil obtained from the pressing of olives in early October.
Medium fruity oil, medium bitter and medium spicy.
Our favourite 2022 oil-dishes combination
…it all depends on your personal taste 😃
Soto ‘l Mont
Fried fish, meat or fish snacks, white sauces such as mayonnaise, delicate salads (valerian, lettuce), steamed or boiled fish, sautéed sea fish sourly pickled vegetables.
Seafood salads, risotto with vegetables, pasta with pesto, white meats (chicken, turkey, rabbit), fried courgette or zucchini flowers.
Delicate vinaigrette. Aged cheeses and pecorino
Caresér, Tomanél and Tòrcol
Fried lake fish, legume creams, green sauce, fish soup, tomato and mozzarella caprese, field salads, marinated tuna, stuffed vegetables.
Vegetable soups, meat or fish carpaccio, boiled or grilled vegetables.
Salads, grilled meat, boiled beef, braised or overcooked, grilled red meats, legume soups, vegetable soups, tomato bruschetta, vegetables cooked like cabbage, black cabbage, turnips, sautéed chicory, legumes, mushroom soup, roasts with aromatic herbs, recipes with capers and anchovies, grilled red meat, game, pasta and beans and pasta and legumes.
Aromatic vinaigrette, pizzas and fresh cheeses.
Every year nature decides the yield of the olive trees.
We are committed to obtain the highest quality.
Each oil production carries with it its own history, one year long.
And we want to share this story with you
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Via Gardesana, 31
38062 Arco (TN) – ITALY
In Camping Bellavista during the season
from Easter to early October
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