organic picual extra virgin olive oil 500ml
extra virgin olive oil 100% single variety organic picual
glass bottle in cinnamon color
gross weight 700g
The Picual olive is a native variety from Jaén, a province located in the central part of Andalusia, on South Spain.
The olive tree of this variety is characterized by being very vigorous, of early production and high productivity, having short branches, being very resistant to frost, sensitive to drought and for not tolerating well limestone soils.
The Picual olive is medium ripe, with high good-fats content and good extractability. It is noteworthy that it has a very thin skin and a pulp of medium/low consistency, which represents an added difficulty in obtaining high quality oils. Its intrinsic composition is especially balanced with a high content of oleic acid, monounsaturated fatty acid of high nutritional interest, low content of linoleic acid, medium palmitic acid content, and high content of tocopherols (vitamin E) so the amount of total polyphenols, natural antioxidants of the oil, is very high, which provides specific sensory characteristics in addition to the great antioxidant value, with high resistance to oxidation and consequently to rancidity, being then able to exceed two years on its date of preferential consumption under appropriate conservation conditions.
Albea Blanca´s Organic Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced in the wonderful area of Puerta de Segura, in the Natural Reserve of Sierra de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, at north-west of Jaén, one of the largest areas of olive oil production in the world: around 45% of all Spanish production and 20% of world's production, so for this reason the province is also known as World Capital of Olive Oil.
An orographic labyrinth of valleys, limestone quarries, cuts, mountains and high plateaus, with a great hydrologic importance, because of the huge quantity of rivers and streams that flow from it; and wealth of fauna, hunting and landscape.
An ample intensity of green fruitiness and notes of fresh herbs, with hints of peach, fig tree and tomato.
It presents on the palate a distinct bitterness, medium pungency, and a long lasting aftertaste of green leaves.
Albea Blanca is a new concept of olive oil freelance brand, focused on the search of the best EVOOs in each class.
More than 250 different olive varieties are exceptionally developed in Spain, due to its geographic location, in the Mediterranean Basin and on the Greenwich Meridian; its orographic diversity, from mountains to seashore; and its climate, from Continental to Desert; and from each olive variety, completely different oils are produced, depending on the olive variety´s chemical composition and its sensory attributes; the geographic area and its climate; the care and attention focused on the olive grove cultivation and the olive´s harvest; the oil extraction process applied and the oils´ conservation.
Albea Blanca´s team, partners and to co-workers, are highly skilled professionals, totally independent to any hidden interest or condition,
geographic region, farm, olive grove or technology brand, and do not own any land, olive mill or farm.
There isn´t any other commercial or technical purpose but the firm commitment to bring to the most demanding customers a unique selection of high-quality extra virgin single-variety olive oils, from carefully selected exceptional Spanish geographic regions, with special attention on each year´s climate, harvest, extraction process and oils´ chemical analysis and sensorial tests.