Le Chateau d'Estoublon AOP Vallee des Baux de Provence

Le Chateau d'Estoublon AOP Vallee des Baux de Provence

SKU:
CDE-17-B-EE01
$44.95

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The aromatic palette so characteristic of olive oils from the Vallée des Baux-de-Provence ideally emanated from five varietals of olives: the sweet and delicate Grossane, the pungent Béruguette, the subtle and balanced Saloneque, the round and smooth Bouteillan, and the bitter, peppery Picholine. Vallée des Baux-de-Provence AOP extra virgin olive oil, comprising a careful blend of these varietals, is faultlessly balanced and of extremely high quality with deep, rich aromas. It is characterized by a fragrance of freshly cut grass with a hint of artichoke that intermingles with freshness and pungency on the palate.

Pairs Best With

Leafy Green Salads, Raw Vegetables, Boiled/Steamed Veg, Broiled Fish, White Meat, Soft Cheese, Sauces

container_country:
France
container_region:
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
container_size:
Bottles
container_intensity:
Medium Robust
container_fruit:
Green
container_style:
Varietal Blends
container_varietal:
Grossane,Beruguette,Salonenque,Bouteillan
container_cert:
Designation of Origin
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_uses:
Dipping, Marinating
container_pair:
Leafy Green Salads, Bitter Green Salads, Broiled Fish, Grilled Fish, White Meat, Pasta, Sauces
linked_SKUs:
CDE-B-EE01,CDE-16-B-EE01,CDE-17-B-EE01
container_harvest:
Fall 2017 (NEW)
TYPE:
Extra Virgin
SIZE:
500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
VARIETALS:
See Description
HARVEST:
Fall 2017
PRODUCER:
Chateau d'Estoublon

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Producer Profile

Chateuau d' Estoublon

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, BÌ©ruguette, 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.

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.

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