In 2015 Tenuta Pantano planted 1,200 new olive trees of the Coratina, Leccino and Moraiolo cultivars, built the well and the “drip” irrigation system, started collaborations with university professors to develop the plantation and improve the quality of the product, invests in equipment for olive harvesting and oil storage according to the most advanced conservation techniques.
At the same time, a path aimed at the vegetative recovery of the 300 secular olive trees is started, through targeted pruning and fertilization actions, the pedological characteristics of the soil are studied for the correct nourishment of the same and reform interventions are carried out to obtain planting layouts suitable to allow suitable for the use of the most consolidated agronomic techniques.
In the 2017 oil campaign, the production of olives from centuries-old trees resumes, but 2019 is the turning point with the entry into production of young olive trees planted only four years earlier.
The pruning of breeding and production – carried out under the direct control of one of the most important Italian academics on the subject – and the continuous search for fertilizers of natural origin selected taking into account the chemical-physical properties of the soil and the distinctive characteristics of the cultivars, have allowed to obtain important qualitative and quantitative results, also supported by particularly favorable weather conditions for the olive tree.
The next steps – favored by the wider commercial diffusion of our extra virgin olive oil – will be biodynamic certification, even if since its inception Tenuta Pantano has always made use of products allowed in organic farming, and the vertical integration of the supply chain, through the installation of a new generation two-phase oil mill for the exclusive use of the Estate.