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.
First Day Harvest produces a more powerful oil that enhances the oil’s natural flavors and aromas. 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. This year, the flamenco dancer Sara Baras has created the new label, which despicts a moment of dance in one of her performances.
“I feel truly proud to sponsor this new edition of First Day of Harvest by Castillo de Canena, a company with which I feel closely identified. Flamenco and extra virgin olive oil are important elements of our culture, prime examples of the Spanish cultural heritage that express some of what we are to people around the world,” the artist says.
Pairs Best With
Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg (peppers especially!), Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews
Recent International Awards
2017 Olive Japan - Premier Medal
2016 Flos Olei - Farm of the Year
2015 Flos Olei – 98/100 Points