Cortijo el Puerto Micro Luna Gift Set

Cortijo el Puerto Micro Luna Gift Set

SKU:
CJP-18-S-EE06
$24.95

Cortijo el Puerto features the moon in the art of this gift set, as it serves as the symbol of their brand of olive oils. The moon also serves to represent this particular set of organic olive oils, each of which was produced from olives picked in different months during the harvest. Showcasing how the flavor profile of the coupage will evolve as the months change from October to November to December, this sets includes the green "Temprano" (early) coupage, the purple "Envero" (turning) coupage, and the black "Maduro" (ripe) coupage. During each specific harvest moment only olives in perfect condition are picked, and always at night to maintain low temperatures until the cold extraction can occur just hours later. These exceptional coupages come together from a selection of monovarietal oils carefully chosen to create a balanced mixture of flavor, color and smell.

Temprano: This fruity blend of oil from green olives has flavors of freshly cut fresh green grass, wildflowers, apple, green almond, banana, vanilla, and green tomato. Moderate bitterness and pungency follow to balance the oil. The most powerful of the three, this coupage comes from olives harvested at their best during the month of October when the olive has got an intense green color.  Excellent for vinaigrettes, cooked vegetables, fresh cheeses, mushrooms, pasta, poultry, white fish and seafood.

Envero: This fruity oil has a floral aroma with notes of vanilla and ripe banana. For this coupage olive were harvested during the month of November when the olive has an intense purple color. Delicious with toasty bread and tomato, and recommended for Greek salads or drizzled over roasted vegetables. It also combines perfectly with cheeses, eggs, and yogurt.

Maduro: This soft and fruity oil from ripe, black olives has aromas of wildflowers, apple, almond, banana, vanilla, tomato. On the palate the taste is sweet and balanced. Ideal for dressings and sauces, with green salads, cooked vegetables, and sautéed with mushrooms. Try it also with white fish. 

Recent International Awards

Temprano
2019 Athena IOOC - Gold
2019 LA International EVOOC - Medium - Gold Medal
2019 L'Orciolo d'Oro - Light Fruity - 1st Prize International, International Organic Award Winner
2019 NYIOOC - Gold

Envero
2019 Athena IOOC - Silver
2019 AVPA - Ripe Intense Fruity - Honorable Mention
2019 Ecotrama - Great Gold, Special Mention Fine Fruity Mature
2019 L'Orciolo d'Oro - Light Fruity International - Great Mention
2019 NYIOOC - Gold

Maduro
2019 Athena IOOC - Silver
2019 AVPA - Ripe Medium Fruity - Honorable Mention
2019 Ecotrama - Gold
2019 L'Orciolo d'Oro - Light Fruity International - Great Mention
2019 NYIOOC - Gold

container_country:
Spain
container_region:
Andalusia
container_intensity:
Medium
container_fruit:
Both
container_style:
Varietal Blends
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_harvest:
Fall 2018 (NEW)
TYPE:
Organic Extra Virgin
SIZE:
175 ml x 3 (5.9 oz x 3) x 12
REGION:
Andalusia, Spain
VARIETALS:
See Description
HARVEST:
Fall 2018
PRODUCER:
Cortijo el Puerto

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Producer Profile

Cortijo el Puerto

Cortijo el Puerto
The De La Torre family started Cortijo el Puerto with the dream of creating an olive oil business dedicated to sustainable agriculture, one which exists in harmony with the flora and fauna in order to produce the highest quality organic foods. This family-owned company's logo is the moon, which represents the seasonal changes to which every farmer must remain attuned. As a symbol of their sustainable practices, their monocultivar oils depict the birds and animals that live among the olive groves. All across their farm, which sits in the heart of the Guadalquivir River valley near Seville, select vegetation grows between the trees, with the plants curated from native seeds. The plantlife attracts native insect and animal species, thus improving the biodiversity of the area and helping Cortijo el Puerto discover their unique and wonderful olive oils.

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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.