Discover my history and the aromas of my olive oils
Denis Fage, olive grower and miller in Eyguières, Bouches du RhoneProducteur d’huile d’olive de France Extra Vierge AOP Vallée des Baux de Provence
The Extraction of Olive Oil :
Denis Fage produces a superior quality extra virgin olive oil, cold extracted, obtained directly from the olives and only by mechanical processes to extract pure fruit juice, without any chemical or refining methods.
After washing the olives, Denis proceeds to the crushing. Cold extraction is carried out by the centrifugation system which allows the separation of oil, water and pomace.
The characteristics of olive oil:
The olive oil produced by Denis Fage is exclusively PDO olive oil from the La Vallée des Baux de Provence Extra Virgin.
Denis Fage offers 2 types:
The Vallée des Baux de Provence PDO olive oil with a fruity green, intense taste is characterized by its softness, velvety and beautiful golden green color. The olives are harvested as they ripen to obtain an olive oil full of nuances, aromas of fresh hay, cut herbs with a slight perfume of raw artichoke and a subtle taste of dried fruit and almonds.
Wise and classic, fine and harmonious, this extra virgin olive oil will delight connoisseurs. An olive oil that has the power to reveal the most refined dishes.
The Vallée des Baux de Provence PDO olive oil with its fruity black, old-fashioned taste is remarkable for its smoothness and authenticity. Free of bitterness, it also has little or no ardour. After harvesting, the olives are stored and matured under controlled conditions for 4 to 8 days before the oil is extracted. The aromas of candied olives, black olives, truffle of this olive oil will seduce lovers of Provencal tradition.
Certification & Designation :
- The extra virgin olive oil PDO of the Vallée des Baux de Provence – fruity green, intense flavour
- The extra virgin olive oil PDO of the Vallée des Baux de Provence – fruity black, old-fashioned taste
- Olive oil from France
- Olive oil from the South of France
- Gold Medal 2013, PACA Regional Olive Oil Competition
- Silver Medal 2011, PACA Regional Olive Oil Competition
Contact information :
Address: Chemin des cavalières, 13430 Eyguières
Quantity and instructions for use :
Denis Fage’s production is about 2000 litres/year of extra virgin olive oil PDO of the Vallée des Baux de Provence. The olives come from the Vallée des Baux de Provence. The extraction of the olive oil and its packaging are carried out at Denis Fage’s oil mill in Eyguières, France.
Denis Fage, olive grower & miller in Eyguières, Bouches du Rhône
Producer of French Extra Virgin Olive Oil PDO Vallée des Baux de Provence
The history of the olive grove:
At the gates of the Alpilles in the Vallée des Baux de Provence nestle the olive groves and Denis Fage’s oil mill. Denis is a true jovial Provencal who loves his land and his mill. For three generations, the Fage family has been cultivating the olive tree and Denis’ childhood memories are linked to the scents and flavours of olive oil. Over the years, he has been able to give birth to extra virgin PDO olive oils from the Vallée des Baux de Provence. Always with passion and in the Provencal tradition, he cultivates his olive trees and picks the olives always at the right time. With rigour and technicality, Denis proceeds to the extraction of the olive oil and the assembly of the different varieties constituted by the PDO of the Vallée des Baux de Provence. Then Denis expresses all his talent for milling.
Near Eyguières, an authentic village in the Alpilles, Denis Fage’s olive groves are lulled by the song of the cicadas in summer. In the autumn, the olives are harvested when fully ripe, the dominant varieties are Salonenque, Verdale from Bouches du Rhône, Grossane and Aglandau (or Béruguette). The blending of these 4 varieties makes it possible to obtain an extra virgin PDO of the Vallée des Baux de Provence of superior quality.
- Salonenque: A fine and smooth olive oil with aromas of apple, raw artichoke and cut grass. Long in the mouth with notes of almonds, it becomes fiery in the throat.
- Verdale: The olive oil is particularly sweet, without ardour and bitterness. The aromas released by this oil are fresh butter, nuts and tomato fruit.
- Grossane : A sweet olive oil with grapefruit aromas, slightly burning in the throat.
- Aglandau: Olive oil is characterized by its fruity vegetal taste. It is fiery with a slight peppery bitterness.
Cooking tips :
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil PDO of the Vallée des Baux de Provence with green fruity, intense and fruity taste: a soft and velvety oil, fine and harmonious, wise and classic with aromas of fresh hay, cut herbs with a slight perfume of raw artichoke and a subtle taste of dried fruits and almonds. An olive oil to discover on green salads, tomatoes and eggplants, fish, meat (beef, lamb, veal). For an original note, add a few drops of this olive oil to your strawberry and raspberry desserts.
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil PDO of the Vallée des Baux de Provence with black fruit, old-fashioned taste: sweetness and authenticity with aromas of candied olives, black olives, truffle. No bitterness and little or no ardour. An olive oil to be preferred on lamb, game and bull. But also, shellfish, oysters and mussels. Excellent for making chocolate desserts.
The position of olive oil production:
Find the position of the producer who joined La Compagnie de l’Huile d’Olive.