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Castillo de Canena First Day Harvest Picual

$38.95

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INFO:
Made from Picual olives harvested in the first 24 hours of the season
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Spain
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Andalusia
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Bottles
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Robust, Robust Harmonious
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Monovarietals
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Picual
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Extra Virgin Olive Oils
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Dipping
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Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews
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Fall 2016 (NEW)
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TYPE:
Extra Virgin
SIZE:
500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Andalusia, Spain
VARIETAL:
Picual
HARVEST:
October 2016
PRODUCER:
Castillo de Canena

This rare early harvest extra virgin olive oil captures the unique occasion when the very first olives of the new harvest are milled on the estate of Castillo de Canena which produces an oil with more powerful natural flavors and aromas. A result of the season's first 24 hours of milling, this full-bodied Picual extra virgin olive oil has a sweet yet slightly spicy taste with hints of tomato, almond, artichoke and apple. Its fruity aromas are reminiscent of banana, almond and ripe apple, producing a wonderful oil for dressing salads, tomato or pumpkin soups, cheeses and grilled meats.

In addition, each year the label for the First Day Harvest oil is redesigned by a different prestigious artist creating a full collection of fine oils. The 2016 harvest label design was created by Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former comic book artist, Alex de la Iglesia: “Working on this project has not only been really interesting but also good fun, as the production of the First Day of Harvest brings the same magic, emotion and passion to the world of extra virgin oil as the characters in my films and books convey. The label I designed represents my personality very well as I’m as passionate about extra virgin olive oil as I am of the comic world. Moreover, I love exotic food, and it’s amazing how the wonderful juices of Castillo de Canena are able to blend into these kinds of recipes to create the most surprising dishes.”

Pairs Best With

Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg (peppers especially!), Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews

Recent International Awards

2016 Flos Olei - Farm of the Year
2015 Flos Olei – 98/100 Points
2014 Flos Olei – 98/100 Points
2013 Flos Olei – 97/100 Points

 
 
 
Castillo de Canena

PRODUCER PROFILE:

Castillo de Canena

Located in the Guadalquivir Valley in the region of Jaen in the heart of Andalusia, Castillo de Canena is a distinct and unique family business involved in the complete process in creating extra virgin oils, from the trees and the land to its commercialization. Author and journalist, Tom Mueller, visits the Castillo de Canena Estate in his acclaimed book, Extra Virginity, and highlights the careful practices of the company. During the harvest, the olives are selected by hand at the perfect time, from specially selected trees before being carefully transferred to their mill. The olive trees are gently watered by 8 kilometers of the river Guadiana Menor, giving their oils a sweeter and less peppery taste and guaranteeing each year‰Ûªs harvest will be full of aroma and taste. Castillo de Canena takes great care of their olives and their land with a ‰''natural and environmentally respectful and integrated system‰'' and is certified on a monthly basis by official inspectors. The company received the highest score of 98 points in the 2015 Flos Olei Guidebook and is consistently featured in the ‰''Top 20‰'' extra virgin olive oils year after year.

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