Olive Oils

DOP NORTE ALENTEJANO OLIVE OIL

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive Oil Concept

Olive oil representative of the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) region of the North Alentejo. Features notes of apple and nuts, velvety texture and almond flavor.

Olive Grove

We selected family-based olive farms in the region of North Alentejo where the olive tree cultivation has existed for several generations. The productivity is low because the olive groves are traditional olive groves, often over 100 years old, with a wide spacing arrangement between the trees, these being large and consequently few trees per ha. In the intensive system, the new plantations are presented in smaller bars resulting in medium-sized trees, more adapted to the mechanical harvesting. The predominant cultural system is Integrated Production based on more environmentally sustainable cultural practices and the use of auxiliary fauna in the control of pests and diseases of the olive tree, although much of the traditional olive grove the application of plant protection products is not applied. The olive groves are located in the counties of Alandroal, Redondo, Reguengos de Monsaraz and Mourão.

Varieties

Cobrançosa, Galega,

Production

The olives are transported separated by varieties and received in the Esporão mill a few hours after harvest and are immediately processed. The extraction begins with the rapid milling of the fruits.

Following the milling the resulting slurry is subjected to a slow beating in order to allow the oil to escape from the pulp cells. The paste goes to the decanter where the olive oil is separated from the olive pomace and the water resulting in an oil still with some moisture and impurities.

The oil is cleaned by centrifugation and is thus ready to be filtered and packaged. This olive oil is certified by the Agricert entity as Olive oil with a protected designation of origin “Azeites do Norte Alentejano”.

The extraction takes place in the cold, never surpassing the 24ºC.

More Details

Aspect

Yellowish green.

Scent

Ripe fruit with notes of apple and nuts.

Palate

Soft, sweet and slightly spicy, reminiscent of nuts.

Use and Pairing

Olive oil that is able to adapt to a variety of dishes including salads, simply over toasted bread, hearty soups and even the final of a grilled fish dish

Maximum Acidity

0.2%

Formats

250 ml   ·   500 ml   ·   750 ml

Storage

For better preservation of the characteristics of this natural olive oil, it is recommended to keep it in a cool place and protected from light.