The quality of Mueloliva Picuda is rooted in the fertile lands surrounding Priego de Córdoba whose privileged microclimate is the origin of the world´s most prestigious olive oil. The local Picudo olive trees carry the identity of the land where they grow, and thanks to an exclusive pressing system that adds niether heat nor water to the process, the oil maintains both nutrients and full aroma. The resulting oil’s flavor is of medium-ripe intensity with notes of green grass, olive leaf, apple and banana and a moderately bitter and slightly spicy finish. It is the ideal condiment for any kind of salad or pasta and is excellent on grilled vegetables and fish.
2016 NYIOOC - Gold Medal
Over 70 years ago Mr. Muela Mateo Velasco, founder of Mueloliva, decided that the future of olive oil was in the perseverance of the tradition, rather than massed production. With this wise decision, he became the first to demonstrate that in the olive oil sector, attention to quality will provide the best result, a project far ahead of its time. Mueloliva, located in Priego de Cordoba, is located on a fertile plain at the foot of the Sierras Subb̩ticas where mountains and olive trees dominate the landscape. A unique microclimate, characterized by high rainfall and large temperature variations, along with a mountainous terrain, give the area specific nuances that make it different from any other. Because the Muela Oil Mill has a unique and exclusive system that allows the extraction of oil without any water or heat input during the process, all attributes of the olive oil are preserved, resulting in an extra virgin oil with a high concentration of tocoferols, phytosterols and phenols, all important nutritional components.