Morellana Organic Picuda

Morellana Organic Picuda


Recently considered the best organic olive oil in the world by World’s Best Olive Oils, this exceptional oil is produced in limited production of only 8,000 units per year. Obtained by the cold-extraction of hand-harvested Picuda olives grown in the Sierras Subbeticas Natural Park in the Cordoba area of Andalusia, the resulting oil is green fruity with medium-robust intensity with hints of apple and green banana and a mature almond finish and pairs well with grilled fish and vegetables and fresh garden salads.

Recent International Awards for Morellana

2020 World's Best Olive Oil Mills - Organic - 12th Place

Recent International Awards

2021 NYIOOC - Silver

2020 Ecotrama - Great Gold
2020 EVOOLEUM - 88/100
2020 NYIOOC - Gold
2020 Olive Japan - Medium - Gold

2019 Ecotrama - Silver
2019 LA International EVOOC - Medium - Silver Medal
2019 Olive Japan - Robust - Gold

2018 Athena IOOC - Gold
2018 Leone D'Oro - 2018 - Organic (World) - Honorable Mention
2018 NYIOOC - Silver Medal
2018 Olive Japan - Gold

2017 NYIOOC - Gold Medal
2017 Olive Japan - Gold Medal
2017 BioL IOOC - Gold Medal
2017 Oil China - Bronze Olive
2017 EVOOLEUM - Score: 95/100

Medium Robust
The Picuda olive is one of the varieties common to the Sierras Subbética region of Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain. These olives produce a medium robust oil with a touch of sweetness and aromas of apple, banana, and almond. Often found blended with other Spanish varietals, the monocultivar oil is excellent on salads as well as grilled vegetables and fish. Shop our collection of Picuda oils.
EU / USDA Organic
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews
Fall 2020 (NEW)
Organic Extra Virgin
Certified organic olive oils use organically grown olives and meet organic production standards for their region. Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil. By definition it must have some fruity flavor, zero defects, free fatty acid level below 0.8%, and be derived by cold extraction below 27°C ~ 80°F.
500ml (16.9 oz)
Andalusia, Spain
The Picuda olive is one of the varieties common to the Sierras Subbética region of Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain. These olives produce a medium robust oil with a touch of sweetness and aromas of apple, banana, and almond. Often found blended with other Spanish varietals, the monocultivar oil is excellent on salads as well as grilled vegetables and fish. Shop our collection of Picuda oils.
Polyphenols are antioxidant micronutrients found in plant-based foods. The phenolic concentration in olive oil depends on variables like the variety, ripeness at harvest, extraction methods, etc. Visit our Health Benefits page to learn more.
Acidity is one of the quality parameters set by the IOC for extra virgin olive oil. By definition extra virgin olive oil must have a free fatty acid level below 0.8%. Acidity CANNOT be detected by sensory analysis. This value is always determined by a laboratory.
Fall 2020
As a fresh food product, properly stored olive oil should be consumed within 2 years from the time of harvest for best flavor. Harvest runs from October through January in Northern Hemisphere regions, and from April through July in Southern Hemisphere regions.
Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez
Our team of experts travels the world to curate our collection. In order to discover the best olive oil producers, we visit estates, review production methods, and taste the new products every single harvest year.

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Producer Profile


Although Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez has excisted since 1978, the origins of this familial company date back to 1845. It was then that from a small olive plot, less than one hectare in size at the foot of the Sierras Subbeticas Natural Park, a patrimony arose that would grow and consolidate itself along six generations. Today the old olive-oil mill, built by Antonio Lopez Ortiz in 1918, has been fully modernized and possesses the most modern ecological continuous system producing no olive mill wastewater, thus entailing the company's commitment to commercializing only its highest quality products.


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.