This gourmet gift set from Château d'Estoublon of Provence contains three single variety extra virgin olive oils native to Southern France:
GROSSANE: Elegant, sweet and light, this oil is discrete on the palate with aromas of citrus fruit. It pairs well with a salad of marinated scallops or fruit salad.
BÉRUGUETTE: Vegetal, fiery and full-bodied with flavors of artichoke and green hazelnut. This variety is slightly bitter with a very characteristic hot and spicy aspect. Fans of this oil use it for braised seafood, poultry, leeks and tomatoes.
PICHOLINE: Pungent, fiery and peppery, this oil is a wonderful flavor enhancer and brings out the lettuce-like flavor of early vegetables. Use it on smoked fish, carpaccio and steak tartar with a slice of lemon.
Chateau d'Estoublon is located on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, in the heart of Provence, where their orchards and vineyards have been classified A.O.P. Les Baux de Provence since 1995. With 212 acres of olive trees and 47 acres of vineyards, Chateau d'Estoublon is rightly considered to be one of the most outstanding sites in the region. The Grossane, B̩ruguette, Saloneque, Bouteillan and Picholine olives are the five varieties produced by the Chateau and are harvested by hand from early November to mid-December. All of their olives are extra virgin, cold extracted and pressed in their mill.