Mallorca has all the characteristics of a Mediterranean island. The olive tree is logically a prominent part of its landscape. Already 2000 years ago the first olive trees arrived with the Phoenicians and with the Greeks, later during the Islamic occupation and its dominance of agriculture, the olive grove spread widely. At that time the terraces that draw the north coast, the Serra de Tramuntana, began to be built.
Later, during the Spanish reconquest captained by the kingdom of Aragon, oil began to be used in cooking, remaining forever an icon of Mallorca’s gastronomy.
During the influence of these cultures, various varieties were introduced. Varieties that over the centuries have been genetically changing mainly via pollination and the influence of the edge olive tree or Azebuche, giving rise to the Mallorquina variety (old olive grove), the genuine variety of Mallorca, harvested by hand, in mountains by the sea. A very peculiar variety, with a pleasant almond flavor, fresh grass and ripe fruit. Very rich in polyphenols and unsaturated fatty acids. A variety of the most exclusive on the planet by liters of production, location and, of course, flavor.
It should not be forgotten that these centuries-old trees are less productive than other imported varieties, but their oil, in addition to a unique flavor, gathers all the values of the ancient oleic culture. Consuming the genuine oil from Mallorca helps to conserve this unique natural and cultural heritage. For many it is not enough that the oil comes from Mallorca, the oil must be of the Mallorquina variety.
MOlX, aware of the importance of the history of the Majorcan olive grove, and the privilege of being part of this ancient culture, proudly produces olives and authentic extra virgin olive oil from Mallorca, the Mallorcan variety.
The Mallorquina variety is the genuine variety of the island and certainly produces the best oil in Mallorca. The oldest tree in Mallorca is about 1,200 years old. The Serra de Tramuntana has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. Valldemossa, Deía, Soller and Bunyola are its main producing municipalities.