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Morellana Organic Picuda 100ML Sample

Andalusia, Spain
Regular price $6.65 Unit price per
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Produced by Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez

This medium robust intensity organic extra virgin olive oil produced from green Picuda olives has notable aromas of olives and apple. Silver award winner in 2021 from NYIOOC. Try pairing with bitter green salads and roasted/grilled veg.

Organic Extra Virgin 3.38 fl oz (100ml)

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.

Varietals: Picuda

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

Intensity: Medium 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): 654mg

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: 0.13%

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
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Almonds

Tasting Notes

  • Almonds
  • Green Herbs
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Tomato Vine
  • Artichoke
Description

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.

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Awards
  • 2021
    NYIOOC Silver
  • 2020
    Ecotrama Gold
  • 2020
    NYIOOC Gold
  • 2019
    LA International EVOOC Silver
The Producer
MADE FOR YOU BY

Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez

Although Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez has existed 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.

Recent International Awards

Awarded by accredited organizations.

  • 2021
    NYIOOC Silver
  • 2020
    Ecotrama Gold
  • 2020
    NYIOOC Gold
  • 2019
    LA International EVOOC Silver
MADE FOR YOU BY

Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez

Although Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez has existed 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.