Azeite de Trás-os-Montes DOP

Description: Extra virgin olive oil and virgin olive oil produced from the varieties of olive Verdeal transmontana, Madural, Cobrançosa, Cordovil and others.

Production method: Olive growers in Trás-os-Montes have always been among those who have taken the greatest care in cultivating the olive tree and picking the olives in the best possible conditions. In the "Terra Quente" area of Trás-os-Montes, for its performance, the olive tree is still considered a sacred tree today.

Distinctive features: Trás-os-Montes olive oil is a balanced olive oil, with the smell and flavor of fresh fruit, sometimes almond and with a remarkable sensation of sweet, green, bitter and spicy characteristics, that make it distinguished from other olive oils in the country.

Production area: Azeite de Trás-os-Montes PDO olive oil is made in the Transmontana region, in the municipal areas of Mirandela, Vila Flor, Alfândega da Fé, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Carrazeda de Ansiães and in some regions of Valpaços, Murça, Moncorvo, Mogadouro, Vimioso e de Bragança.

History: The use of Azeite de Trás-os-Montes PDO olive oil has very ancient origins. The first olive orchards in Mirandela date back to the first half of the 16th century. In 1894 already 776 kl were produced and in 1986 there were 12 olive mill in the Mirandela area. In 1903 the olive from this region won the silver medal at an agricultural show.

Product specification (pdf)

Geographical area

Producer group
AOTAD - Associação de Olivicultores de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Control and certification body
Kiwa Sativa - Unipessoal, Lda.

Control plan
Control plan (pdf)

Publication in EU official journal
Reg. (CE) n.º 1107/96 - L148 21.06.1996

Publication in the Portuguese official journal
Despacho n.º 34 de 03.02.1994
Aviso n.º 4953 de 18.02.2011
Aviso n.º 5953 de 19.03.2024