MALLORCA, the largest of the Baleric Islands off the Spanish coast in the Mediterranean, has been cultivated land since the time of the Phonecians. Mallorca and the other Baleric Islands belong to Catalan culture and now are more known for their beaches and vacationing than agricultural production. In 2013, a group of eight olive growers banded together to produce extra virgin oil from their groves and to sell it as a group. The name chosen as the logo is SICLOS. This word is the name of the currency once common in the Mediterranean. It is cognate with the English "shekel."
The growing areas on Mallorca are varied and the olives that produce SICLOS come from differing sources such as hundred year old trees in the mountains to younger trees on the plain. The final blend is 55% Picual, 43% Arbequina, and 3% Mallorquina. Due to poor flowering and drought during the year, production is limited. Because of its location, harvest on Mallorca begins in September, relatively early in Spain. Acidity is 0.16% with peroxides of 7.6. This initial production corresponds to the year of the Third Centenary of the birth of Fray Junipero Serra, the founding Father of California and its agriculture. Serra was Mallorquin from Petra, one of the villages where olives were grown that are in the Siclos blend. Corti Brothers is very pleased to be able to be the first to present this new oil to the U.S. market.