Almaoliva Bio

Almaoliva Bio

SKU:
ALZ-18-B-EE05
$19.95

From the rugged hills of the Sierras Subbéticas in Southern Spain, this extra virgin olive oil presents the nuanced flavors of three essential Spanish olive varieties blended into exquisite harmony. In addition to being named one of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world at the prestigious 2019 World Olive Oil Exhibition, this oil also won for both the best organic farming production and best coupage. Only the finest organic Picuda, Picual and Hojiblanca olives are selected for this 100% organically produced oil. Expect a green and fruity aroma and a taste that begins sweet with a touch of green almonds, then evolves into a light bitterness with a perfectly balanced pungent finish. This oil is excellent eaten raw, especially on salads, blue fish and drizzled over toast.

Pairs Best With

Garden Salads, Raw Vegetables, Grilled Fish, Red Meat, White Meat, Gourmet Toasts

Recent International Awards

2019 Aipo D'Argento IOOC - Medium Fruity (International) - 90+
2019 Athena IOOC - Gold
2019 AVPA - Green Intense Fruity - Gold
2019 EVO IOOC - Gold
2019 EVOOLEUM - Top 10, Best Blend, Top 3 Organic Farming Production
2019 Japan Olive Oil Prize - Organic - Best in Class
2019 LA International EVOOC - Medium - Gold Medal
2019 Les Olivalies - Silver
2019 L'Orciolo d'Oro - Intense Fruity International - 2nd Prize, Organic Award Winner
2019 Oil China - Organic - Gold
2019 Olive Japan - Medium - Gold
2019 SIAL Olive D'Or - Intense Fruity - Silver
2019 Terraolivo - Prestige Gold

2018 Armonia - Medium Fruity - Honorable Mention
2018 Athena IOOC - Silver
2018 AVPA - Green Medium Fruity - Bronze
2018 Ecotrama - Gold
2018 EVO IOOC - Gold
2018 L'Orciolo d'Oro - Medium Fruit - Honorable Mention
2018 Les Olivalies - Silver
2018 NYIOOC - Silver Medal
2018 Oil China - Organic - Gold
2018 Olive Japan - Gold
2018 Terraolivo - Prestige Gold

container_country:
Spain
container_region:
Andalusia
container_size:
Bottles
container_intensity:
Medium
container_fruit:
Green
container_style:
Varietal Blends
container_varietal:
Picuda, Picual, Hojiblanca
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_awards:
NYIOOC 2018
container_uses:
Dipping, Marinating
container_pair:
Leafy Green Salads, Bitter Green Salads, Garden Salads, Tomato Salads, Raw Vegetables, Broiled Fish, Grilled Fish, Red Meat, White Meat,
linked_SKUs:
ALZ-18-B-EE05,ALZ-18-T-EE09
container_harvest:
Fall 2018 (NEW)
TYPE:
Organic Extra Virgin
SIZE:
500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Andalusia, Spain
VARIETAL:
Picuda, Picual, Hojiblanca
POLYPHENOLS (mg/kg):
272
HARVEST:
Fall 2018
PRODUCER:
Almazaras de la Subbetica

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Producer Profile

Almazaras de la Subbetica

Almazaras de la Subbetica
Almazaras de la Subbetica is located within the rugged and mountainous terrain of the Sierras Subbeticas national park in the south of the Province of Cordoba, an area with a unique microclimate characterized by high rainfall and large temperature variations. It is in this setting that their legendary mature olive trees stand majestically in a landscape that has remained unchanged through the passage of time. Almazaras de la Subbetica is a first-level agricultural cooperative formed in July of 2007 following the merger of two prestigious and experienced cooperatives: S.C.A Virgen del Castillo, founded in 1954 in Carcabuey and S.C.A Olivarera Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, founded in the early 1960s in Priego de Cordoba. With the modernization of farming techniques, the use of modern machinery and a focus on top quality, Almazaras de la Subbetica has managed to adapt tradition and technology to the high quality standards demanded by the most discerning of consumers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Buy Olive Oil Online?

It is a proven fact that in just eight hours of close exposure to strong fluorescent lights, a bottle of olive oil packed in a clear glass bottle will be totally destroyed having lost its color, flavors and aromas. While oil packed in a dark glass bottle offers considerably better protection, it too becomes vulnerable when exposed to strong light and can be completely destroyed in less than a week, which makes purchasing olive oil in a supermarket a less than desirable prospect.

Beyond that, the vast majority of the oils sold in the USA have inadequate or even misleading labels. The consumer is given little to no information as to where the oil was actually produced or from what variety of olives it was made, but most importantly, WHEN the oil was harvested.

What Are Some Of The Best Olive Oils?

Simply put, the best olive oils are extra virgin olive oils. However, adulteration of extra virgin olive oil is a hot topic in the past and present, and many studies continue to examine the contents inside a bottle of olive oil. This problem still persists in the industry, especially at the supermarket level.

That's why we created Olive Oil Lovers: to bring some of the world's best olive oils from the most trusted producers to the U.S. market. All of our producers are quality driven in their manufacturing practices. We also conduct an intensive screening of every producer and product on our site - often visting their estates and seeing their practices first-hand - and accept only producers who meet our high standards. To go the extra mile, all of our imported oils are proven extra virgin through chemical analysis in accordance to strict European Union regulations. Therefore, you can trust that any oil you purchase with us at Olive Oil Lovers will be genuine, 100% extra virgin olive oil.

How Long Will Olive Oil Last After The Harvest Date?

There are two dates that producers may choose to print on a bottle, using either one or both. The "Use By" date is what our producers put on their products to say, "use when at its freshest quality." The taste and quality of the oil doesn't typically diminish over time though, unless it's open and exposed to oxygen.

The "Harvest Date" is when the olives for the oil were actually picked and crushed. This date can be any time between late October to mid-December for the Northern Hemisphere, and these new harvest olive oils begin to arrive in the United States in February and March the following year. For oils from the Southern Hemisphere, from countries such as Chile or South Africa, harvest occurs any time between late April to mid-June.

When Is Olive Oil Considered Past its Prime?

While this answer can vary depending on the olive variety, time of harvest, and how the product is stored, in general an extra virgin olive oil will retain much of its flavor and aromas for 18-30 months in an unopened container. However, any exposure to light and/or oxygen will begin to degrade the oil. Once opened, olive oil should be consumed ideally within 1-2 months, with a maximum of perhaps 4-6 months. When purchasing a 3L or 5L tin, if the oil is typically not consumed within this timeframe, we recommend decanting the oil into smaller, sealed containers and storing in a cool, dark place.

Olive oils with higher polyphenol counts will have a longer shelf-life. Higher polyphenol numbers are the result of both the olive variety and when the olive was harvested. Green olives harvested early in the season produce less oil, but have higher polyphenol counts than oils from ripe olives. You can find the polyphenol counts for many of our extra virgin olive oils listed on their product page.