Sweet Agogia Olive Tree
O. europaea L. | European subspecies – Botanical variety europaea
RISK OF EROSION: medium – low
Dolce Agogia unquestionably represents the variety of olive trees that characterize olive growing in the Perugino and Lake Trasimeno areas. Its presence is not reported in any other region.
The Dolce Agogia variety is particularly resistant to cold, therefore it is generally represented by large trees. Many specimens have been reported in a prospecting work carried out by APROL (Scatolini et al., 2005), while in the locality of Lopi, Municipality of Castiglion del Lago (Perugia), a tree of ‘Dolce Agogia’ (genetically identified through molecular analysis) of considerable size which, from the examination of the age of the residual wood established with the analysis at 14C and from the measurement of the size of the trunk, was found to be about 829 years old (± 58 years) , thus testifying the very long presence of this variety in loco (Pannelli et al., 2010).
TYPICAL PRODUCTION AREA
Variety grown on the Trasimeno Hills and in the municipalities of the Perugino area. Occasionally present also in the remaining parts of the regional territory. It represents the majority of the olive-growing heritage of the municipalities of Perugia, Umbertide, Corciano, Montone and all those overlooking Lake Trasimeno.
Sensory characteristics of the oil during maturation:
Maturation effect: in both periods there are irregular sensory profiles. This means that the oil is strongly unbalanced with the premature loss of the herbaceous sensation and the prevalence of marked olfactory sensations of hay and an always intense yellow color.
Seasonality effect: with the vintages there are no significant organoleptic variations.
Texts taken from “Regional register of autochthonous genetic resources of the Umbria Region”