Olive Oils

Organic Olive Oil

2018 2017 2015

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Conceito do Azeite

Terroir olive oil produced from varieties of Cobrançosa and Arbequina olives using organic production. The fruits are carefully selected from the field to the oil mill, resulting in an authentic and genuine olive oil, full of scents and flavours.

Prémios

2018, NYOOC – NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COMPETITION, Organic Delicate Blend Category – Silver

2018, ‘Concurso Nacional de Azeites de Portugal’ (National portuguese olive oil competition) – Best of the Market 2018

2018, ‘Feira Nacional de Olivicultura’ (National olive-growing fair) Virgin Olive Oil Contest, Organic Category – Gold Medal

2018, ‘Feira Nacional de Olivicultura’ (National olive-growing fair) Virgin Olive Oil Contest, ‘Quinta’ olive oil Category – Gold Medal

Olival

Organic Production

Planted at Herdade do Esporão, it has a planting distance of 7 x 5 m and a total area of 80.41 ha, 56.68 ha of which contains the Cobrançosa variety, and 23.73 ha, the Arbequina variety. The olive grove has been certified for Organic Production since 2009, with the aim of establishing a sustainable agricultural system that allows high quality olives to be obtained using production processes that are not harmful to the environment and human health, while also promoting the biodiversity of the ecosystem. The entire olive grove is irrigated using a drip irrigation system, which is monitored for efficient water use. Soil conservation is performed through to the maintenance of the existing vegetation cover.

Variedades

Arbequina, Cobrançosa

Campanha

This harvest began two weeks sooner than the previous year. The hot weather and absence of rain led to the olives being picked earlier. Although production was lower than the previous year, the increase in yield compensated the loss. The humidity absence didn’t bring grub problems, but there were greater amounts of olive flies which raised additional concerns, but ultimately did not affect the olive quality. The harvest took place between October and the beginning of November.

Production

The olives were transported in trailers, separated by varieties and received immediately after harvesting at the mill, where the mill used was not at Herdade do Esporão itself, and immediately processed. Extraction begins with the rapid milling of the fruit. Following milling, the resulting pulp is subjected to a short threshing at a very low temperature so as to permit the release of the oil from the pulp cells and to preserve the characteristic flavours of this variety, which are reflected in the olive oil. The pulp continues to the decanter, where the olive oil is separated from the olive press-cake and water, resulting in an olive oil that still contains some moisture and impurities. The olive oil is cleaned by means of centrifugation and immediately filtered and then packaged. Being an organic olive oil, it requires careful separation from the field to the bottle.

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Visual

Greenish tint resulting from the use of green olives.

Olfativo

Very balanced with a medium fruitiness, floral aroma and notes of freshly cut grass, green wheat and artichoke.

Gustativo

Harmonious, complex, slightly spicy and moderately bitter, with a nutty finish.

Utilização e Harmonização

For people seeking a genuine product full of flavour. It should be used cold, ideal for boiled, steamed or grilled vegetables, lean fish and salads in general.

Acidez Máxima

0.1%

Formats

250 ml   ·   500 ml   ·   3 l

Conservação

To better preserve the characteristics of this natural olive oil, storage in a cool place protected from light is recommended.