Monovarietal olive oil made from green olives offering bitter and spicy sensations, characteristics of the Cordovil, a variety highly representative of the Moura area.
We selected the best producers of the Cordovil variety in Alentejo, where olive growing has existed for generations. The production system used is Integrated Production, which is based on more environmentally sustainable growing practices and the use of fauna to assist in the control of pests and diseases that affect the olive tree.
This harvest began two weeks sooner than the previous year. The hot weather and the absence of rain raised concerns over the fruit caliber and dehydration, mainly on non-irrigated olive groves. Cordovil is a late-maturing variety offering a high olive oil yield. To obtain this superior quality olive oil, the olives were harvested at the optimal stage of ripeness during the first two weeks of December.
The olives of the Cordovil variety are transported and received at the Esporão oil mill in Reguengos de Monsaraz, a few hours after harvest, and are 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 characterise this 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.
Light to medium fruitiness, with olive leaf notes, artichoke, ripe banana and citrus.
Sweet, slightly bitter, with growing spiciness and a nutty finish, providing a sweeter persistence.
Very versatile. Ideal for salads, hearty soups, tapas or simply drizzled over toasted bread.
To better preserve the characteristics of this natural olive oil, storage in a cool place protected from light is recommended.
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