BELVIS DE LAS NAVAS: This sublime, organic mountain extra virgin olive oil is a blend of rare heirloom varieties known to exist only on the Belvís de las Navas estate overlooking Gibraltar and the coasts of Africa, in which only a limited number of cases are produced each year. The 18-hectare estate rests among tall cliffs, steep slopes and narrow, difficult to access terraces that sheltered the olive varieties allowing them to survive unnoticed for decades in a unique microclimate in what is known as the tail of the Subbaetic system. Today the discovery of this ancient plantation has unleashed the opportunity to create a one-of-a kind blend that includes wild organic olive strains which contribute exceptional aromatic complexity to this freshly squeezed olive juice. The grove is managed with traditional non-irrigation methods and strict organic guidelines, which reaffirms the respect to the environment. The olives are collected early in the season and crushed the same day of harvest at low temperatures to preserve the organoleptic and physiochemical properties. The oil is truly unique in flavor and perfectly balanced with aromas of freshly cut grass, ripe tomatoes, artichoke and a hint of almond with a spicy note in the end.
CORTIJO EL PUERTO ORGANIC PICUAL: Because the partridge likes to spend time both in the vegetation that cohabits the groves, and in the hedges formed by the olive trees, Cortijo el Puerto selected the partridge to represent their 100% organic Picual extra virgin olive oil. The Picual olive also finds much of its nuance from these surroundings, with its aromas of freshly cut grass and field flowers, and taste reminiscent of olive leaf. Sweet and fresh on the palate, with moderate bitterness and a pleasant pungency in throat, this Picual oil shows off a good structure as its elements combine harmoniously. An excellent bread oil, especially when eaten with cheese or tomato, this oil also finds a splendid pairing with cooked artichokes, mushrooms, fried eggs, stews, and vegetable pizza.
PAOLO CASSINI TAGGIASCA S'CIAPPAU: This 100% Taggiasca olive oil is produced in the town of Isolabona in the west of Liguria, near both the Italian Riviera and Italy's border with France and Monaco. The name "S'ciappau" relates to how the Cassini mill does not completely crush the olives used for this oil. This practice, together with the absence of water during the separation phase, allows a more fruity and fragrant oil to be obtained. The result is a delicate and balanced flavor, with only slight bitter and spicy notes, making the oil a great choice for children and those who prefer more elegant flavors. You can expect aromas of fennel, cut grass and green almond. A great all-around oil for both cooking and dressing, it pairs well with fish, steamed vegetables and white meat, and is ideal for making salsa, pesto and mayonnaise.
TAMIA MAURINO ORGANIC: Produced from early-harvest 100% organic Maurino olives grown from trees in Tamia's Ucciano grove in Tuscia, this extra virgin olive oil has an intense fruity flavor that begins sweet, and then gains a balance of bitterness as the taste of freshly cut grass expresses itself. Hints of green tomato and fresh almond arrive at the finish, making this oil delightful with bean salads and grilled white meats. It also makes a fine accompaniment to shellfish, grilled mushrooms and soft cheeses.