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Castillo de Canena Family Reserve Picual 100ML Sample

Andalusia, Spain
Regular price $6.65 Unit price per
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Produced by Castillo de Canena

This robust intensity extra virgin olive oil produced from green Picual olives has notable aromas of olives and grass. Hall of Fame award winner in 2023 from Flos Olei. Try pairing with bitter green salads and roasted/grilled veg.

Extra Virgin 3.38 fl oz (100ml)

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.

Varietals: Picual

There are hundreds of olive tree varieties, each with its own distinct taste and aromas.

Intensity: Robust

Intensity correlates to the amount of bitterness and/or pungency experienced when consuming an extra virgin olive oil. An olive oil with little bitterness that creates little to no sensation in the back of the throat is considered mild. A very bitter olive oil that causes a slight burning or spicy sensation in the mouth and throat is robust. We rate intensity between 5 values: Mild, Medium, Medium Robust, Robust and Extreme.

Polyphenols (mg/kg): 295mg

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: 0.08%

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.

Harvest Date: Fall 2021

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.

Pairs Well With

  • Bitter Green Salads
  • Roasted/Grilled Veg
  • Red Meat
  • Aged Cheese
  • Soups & Stews

Aromas

  • Olives
  • Grass
  • Tomato Vine

Tasting Notes

  • Artichoke
  • Tomato Vine
  • Apple
  • Almonds
Description

A deep green oil with intense fruitiness of green olives, freshly mowed grass and tomato plants. Its flavor is smooth with tastes of artichoke, tomato leaf and apple, with a slight bitterness and almond aftertaste. Use for salad dressings, tomato soup, cured hams and cheeses, and grilled meats.

Awards
  • 2023
    Flos Olei Hall of Fame
  • 2022
    Japan Olive Oil Prize Gold
  • 2022
    Oil China Gold
  • 2018
    Mario Solinas Gold
The Producer
MADE FOR YOU BY

Castillo de Canena

Located in the Guadalquivir Valley in the region of Jaen in the heart of Andalusia, Castillo de Canena is a distinct and unique family business involved in the complete process of creating extra virgin oils, from the trees and the land to its commercialization. Author and journalist, Tom Mueller, visits the Castillo de Canena Estate in his acclaimed book, Extra Virginity, and highlights the careful practices of the company.

Recent International Awards

Awarded by accredited organizations.

  • 2023
    Flos Olei Hall of Fame
  • 2022
    Japan Olive Oil Prize Gold
  • 2022
    Oil China Gold
  • 2018
    Mario Solinas Gold
MADE FOR YOU BY

Castillo de Canena

Located in the Guadalquivir Valley in the region of Jaen in the heart of Andalusia, Castillo de Canena is a distinct and unique family business involved in the complete process of creating extra virgin oils, from the trees and the land to its commercialization. Author and journalist, Tom Mueller, visits the Castillo de Canena Estate in his acclaimed book, Extra Virginity, and highlights the careful practices of the company.