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PDO Olive oil

Visits : By appointment

Regions : Sartinesi Valincu Taravu

Categories : Around the olive tree and the chestnut tree

Agricultural sectors : Oliu di Corsica

route de Pratavone - D402
20123 Cognocoli Monticchi /

While some feel that nature calls to them at a very young age, others, like the Peraldi-Laporte family, have a belated but no less determined and sincere revelation.

“We lived abroad for a while, and worked in the car industry... but one day we felt the need to work together on a genuine family project and to create an anchored base for our children,” says Dominique as she welcomes us to the Domaine de l'Arcusa. This family was neither afraid of the challenge nor the work, to say the least! “We acquired 350 hectares of scrubland that had never been cultivated on which we intended to establish our olive grove and stables.”

A few years have passed, over 20,000 olive trees have been planted, an old caseddu* has been restored, and ultramodern stables have been built! Although the children now live elsewhere in Europe or in London, the olive harvest season provides an ideal opportunity for the family to get together around the same values of work and sharing that led to the acquisition of these plots of abandoned scrubland in the first place.

An estate was born, but more importantly, so was a meeting place for generations of the same family with its roots firmly planted there.

*A small traditional Corsican stone house