Olive Oils

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive Oil Concept

Olive oil with a smooth and harmonious profile, with a good balance of the fruity aromas typical of the Alentejo olives.

Olive Grove

We have selected 1,600 hectares of olive groves in the Alentejo, where olive trees have existed for generations. Part of this olive grove follows the traditional system, with the newest olive groves being conducted on an intensive basis. In the traditional system many olive trees are older than 100 years with a wide spacing arrangement between the trees, these being large. In the intensive system, the new plantations are presented in smaller bars resulting in medium-sized trees, more adapted to the mechanical harvesting. The production 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.

Varieties

Arbequina, Cobrançosa, Cordovil, Frantoio, Galega, ,

Production

The olives are transported separated by varieties and received in the Esporão winery in Reguengos de Monsaraz, a few hours after the harvest and are immediately processed.

The extraction begins with the rapid milling of the fruits. Following the milling the resulting pulp is subjected to a beating, with temperature and beat time perfectly controlled in order to allow the oil to escape from the cells of the pulp and to preserve the aromas from each variety and which characterize each oil. 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.

Cold extraction, never surpassing the 27ºC.

More Details

Aspect

Yellowish green.

Scent

Green and ripe olive fruitiness. With notes of fruit, herb and leaf.

Palate

Fresh, slightly bitter and spicy with a finish to dry nuts.

Use and Pairing

Olive oil with simple organoleptic characteristics of light to medium intensity, suitable for finishing with low medium intensity foods, various soups and oven dishes.

Maximum Acidity

0.2%

Formats

250 ml   ·   500 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   3 l

Storage

Para melhor preservação das características deste azeite natural, recomenda-se a sua conservação em local fresco e protegido da luz.