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PRESERVING AN ANCESTRAL HERITAGE

As a native of Deir Mimas (Marjayoun Caza, Southern Lebanon), a beautiful small village nested between hills covered with ancient olive trees ( 600 - 2000 years old), whose olive oil is commonly referred to as the "Bordeaux of Olive Oils",  olive oil has always been my pride.

Being very much involved in the field since a young age, I became aware that my village's olive oil is highly appreciated and in demand in Lebanon. And as I researched and learned more and more about olive oil, I also found out about its health benefits.

Later on, I understood that its recognized quality comes from the olive varieties of that region, together with ideal geography - the altitude of the groves  at 580 meters - and the quality of our soil. 

Promoting this "green gold" is what I started dreaming of since 2017.

The idea of offering it, locally as well as internationally, to people who would appreciate it, delighted me.

And that is how, driven by passion, and gifted with a vision, I started my journey: Setting the bar high, combining tradition and modern techniques, I finally was able to launch Darmmess Boutique brand in early October 2019, in the midst of the Lebanese revolution.

It is a one-of-a-kind Extra Virgin Olive Oil developed exclusively for a niche market of true connoisseurs, where authenticity is the true luxury value. 

Rose M. Bechara

Founder 

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A MONOVARIETAL EARLY HARVEST OIL 

Our family olive grove is located at AL ORDON territory in Deir Mimas, where the majestic “Souri” green olive trees were planted gracefully thousands of years ago, and are grown naturally, pesticides and chemicals free.  

Unlike common practices, we start harvesting early October; This timing generates a low yield per tree but is behind an exceptional and unequaled quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

We only harvest non mature green olives and only one kind of olives (The Souri), which is why Darmmess is classified as a monovarietal oil.

After sorting the batch on hand twice, we press at our partner "Deir Mimas Modern mill", on the same day of harvest, ensuring a high level of freshness.  

This is immediately followed by the last step of our process: Filtering. It eliminates all the small particles of olives responsible for oil oxidation with time. 

SUPERIOR IN TASTE AND QUALITY

Laboratory sources:

  • LARI , Lebanon 

  • Centro Analisi Biochimiche, Italy

Type: Filtered Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Origin: Al Ordon Territory, Deir Mimas Village, Marjayoun Caza, Southern Lebanon 

Cultivar: Souri Green Olives (100%)

Collection period: Early October 2019 

Yield: 17%

Aroma: A mix of green tomato, herbs, apple and banana, followed by a poke of black pepper, walnut and almond.

Taste: Very well balanced between the bitter, the pungent and the fruity

Formats: 0.5 L Bottle, 15 Kg Tin 

Pairings: Raw on salads, steamed vegetables, soups, fish, meat, and Mediterranean Mezze

Calories per Tablespoon: 120

Acidity: 0.14 % (max 0.8 %)

K270: 0,11

K232: 2,036

Peroxide: 2.97  mEqo2 /kg (max 20)

Polyphenols concentration: 250 mg/kg (64-500)

Age of olive trees: 600 -2000+ years old

Storage: In a cool and dark place

Extraction: First cold pressing

Deir Mimas, Marjayoun Caza, Southern Lebanon.

Tel: +961 3 116516

E-mail: rosebechara@darmmess.com

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