Discover Grossane Olives: A Treasure of Bouches-du-Rhône

Since 1948, our company has been dedicated to the passion of olives, offering a unique taste experience to olive enthusiasts.

At the heart of our production lies the iconic variety of Bouches-du-Rhône: Grossane olives.

In this article, let's delve into the universe of this exceptional olive, mainly harvested in the Baux valley, with a particular focus on its characteristics and significance in the region.

Origins and Distribution

Grossane is a variety of olive native to Bouches-du-Rhône, with its origins in the picturesque Baux valley.

Though it has captured the hearts of olive oil enthusiasts, its fame primarily lies in its use as a black table olive.

This variety, once confined to the Bouches-du-Rhône region, has expanded its territory to Vaucluse.

Natural Resistance

Grossane stands out for its remarkable resistance to harsh weather conditions.

While vulnerable to certain biological parasites, it defies cold and drought with exceptional robustness.

This makes it particularly suited to the Mediterranean region, where temperature variations can be significant.

Unique Characteristics

The fleshy pulp of Grossane makes it a versatile variety, used both for olive oil production and as a black table olive.

The resulting oil presents a unique sensory profile, with dominant notes of sweet almond and a remarkably buttery touch on the palate.

It is this characteristic that distinguishes it in the world of olive oil, adding a special dimension to our production.

Controlled Designation of Origin

Grossane holds a special place in the production of black olives in the Baux-de-Provence valley.

Indeed, it is the only variety authorized to obtain the controlled designation of origin in this renowned region.

This testifies to its exceptional quality and its importance in preserving local olive-growing tradition.

Preparation for the Table

For black table olive enthusiasts, Grossane is prepared uniquely.

It is pierced with salt, then matures outdoors under the combined influence of salt and cold.

This process eliminates its bitterness within a few days, revealing all its delicious flavor and texture.

Under the appellations of "groussan" and "grossanne," it continues to charm the taste buds of connoisseurs.

Conclusion

Grossane olives are much more than just an olive variety.

They represent a tradition, a history, and a passion that have endured through generations.

By inviting you to taste our Grossane olives, we invite you on a gustatory journey to the heart of Bouches-du-Rhône, an experience that embodies the craftsmanship and love for this unique variety.