Always a popular olive oil, this organic picual extra-virgin olive oil from Bailen, Andalusia, Southern Spain, has a bright green hue. It is part of the Carter & Cavero Estate Collection.
This Organic Picual Extra virgin olive oil (organic production) is obtained by cold extraction between 22 ° C and 24 ° C by harvesting picual varietal olives at their optimum ripeness in the months of October through November. Te oil is green and transparent with a high content of natural antioxidants (polyphenols).
Intense fruity scent of green olive branch and olive leaf. Notes of tomato and artichoke with light touches of fig leaf. Taste is soft, medium density with medium bitterness and bitterness. Nutty aftertaste. Medium persistence with elegant, bitter finish. 100% Picual.
The extra virgin olive oil produced by Aceites Padilla comes from the Picual variety which are grown on the Padilla family farm, located on the outskirts of the town of Bailen (Jaén). The climate of the town of Bailen is influenced by the nearby Mountain Range the Sierra Morenas, which rise not far from the farm. The family farm is located on terraced surfaces of low altitude and gentle slopes between the Rumblar and Guadiel Rivers, tributaries of the right bank of the Guadalquivir River. The farm is embedded in the clay soils that have served as raw materials from its origins.
Product of Spain
About the Picual varietal: The Picual is an olive varietal or cultivar from Spain. Picual olives are the most widely grown olive today for olive oil production with production centered in the Southern Spanish province of Jaén. Picual trees are estimated to account for 25% of all olive oil production in the world. The Picual varietal is very high in oil contentat 20-27% by weight.