Rincón de la Subbética

Rincón de la Subbética

SKU:
ALZ-19-B-EE01
$33.90

One of the top 50 Best Olive Oil in the World, this 100% Hojiblanco organic extra virgin olive oil is intensely fruity with aromas of herbaceous plants, thyme and mint with prominent notes of tomato and garden vegetables. The taste is initially sweet with a green almond flavor and a moderately spicy finish. This fragrant oil is best when paired with heavier meals that are rich in flavor. Drizzle over toast, mixed salads, tomatoes, meat and oily fish. 

Pairs Best With

Leafy Green Salads, Bitter Green Salads, Raw Vegetables, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Broiled Fish, Grilled Fish, White Meat, Soft Cheese, Soups & Stews, Sauces, Legumes/Pulses, Pasta, Pizza

Recent International Awards

2020 LA International EVOOC - Robust - Silver Medal
2020 Sol D’Oro - Organic - Special Mention

2019 Aipo D'Argento IOOC - 90+
2019 Athena IOOC - Gold
2019 AVPA - Green Medium Fruity - Gold
2019 BioL International Prize - 3rd Place
2019 EVO IOOC - Gold, Best International DOP
2019 Expoliva - Intense Fruity Organic - Best Quality
2019 Japan Olive Oil Prize - PDO - Gold
2019 LA International EVOOC - Robust - Best of Show, Best of Class, Gold Medal
2019 Leone D'Oro - Best International Organic
2019 Les Olivalies - Gold
2019 L'Orciolo d'Oro - Intense Fruity International - Great Mention, DOP Award Winner
2019 Monocultivar Olive Oil Organic - Gold (Hojiblanca)
2019 Mario Solinas - Intense Green Fruitiness - 2nd prize
2019 NYIOOC - Gold
2019 Oil China - Organic - Gold
2019 Olive Japan - Robust - Gold
2019 SIAL Olive D'Or - Light Fruity - Silver
2019 Sol D'Oro - Organic - Special Mention
2019 Terraolivo - Prestige Gold
2019 Zurich IOOC - Gold

2018 Aipo D'Argento IOOC - Medium Fruity (International) - 1st Place
2018 Armonia - Intense Fruity - Honorable Mention
2018 Athena IOOC - Gold
2018 AVPA - Green Medium Fruity - Gold
2018 BioL Novello Prize - 1st Place, ExtraGold
2018 Ecotrama - Gold
2018 EVO IOOC - Gold, Best International DOP (Northern Hemisphere)
2018 Leone D'Oro - Organic (World) - 1st prize
2018 L'Orciolo d'Oro - Medium Fruit - Honorable Mention
2018 NYIOOC - Gold
2018 Oil China - Organic - Gold
2018 Olive Japan - Gold
2018 Sol D'Oro - Organic - Gold Medal
2018 Terraolivo - Gran Prestige Gold

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Spain
container_region:
Andalusia
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Bottles
container_intensity:
Medium Robust
container_fruit:
Green
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Monovarietals
container_varietal:
Hojiblanca
Beloved by olive oil connoisseurs for its aromatic qualities, the Hojiblanca variety of Spain typically produces a rich, balanced flavor profile. The oil's signature aroma of tomato and garden vegetables makes it perfect for salads, but it also holds up well against heavier courses like meats and oily fish. Shop our collection of Hojiblanca oils.
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EU / USDA Organic, Designation of Origin
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Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_awards:
NYIOOC 2018
container_uses:
Dipping
container_pair:
Leafy Green Salads, Bitter Green Salads, Raw Vegetables, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Broiled Fish, Grilled Fish, White Meat, Soft Cheese, Soups & Stews, Sauces, Legumes/Pulses, Pasta, Pizza
linked_SKUs:
ALZ-B-EE01,ALZ-16-B-EE01,ALZ-17-B-EE01,ALZ-18-B-EE01,ALZ-18-B-EE01-CASE
container_harvest:
Fall 2019 (NEW)
TYPE:
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.
SIZE:
500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Andalusia, Spain
VARIETAL:
Hojiblanca
Beloved by olive oil connoisseurs for its aromatic qualities, the Hojiblanca variety of Spain typically produces a rich, balanced flavor profile. The oil's signature aroma of tomato and garden vegetables makes it perfect for salads, but it also holds up well against heavier courses like meats and oily fish. Shop our collection of Hojiblanca oils.
POLYPHENOLS (mg/kg):
276
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 (%):
0.14
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:
Fall 2019
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.
PRODUCER:
Almazaras de la Subbética
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

Almazaras de la Subbetica

Almazaras de la Subbetica
Almazaras de la Subbetica is located within the rugged and mountainous terrain of the Sierras Subbeticas national park in the south of the Province of Cordoba, an area with a unique microclimate characterized by high rainfall and large temperature variations. It is in this setting that their legendary mature olive trees stand majestically in a landscape that has remained unchanged through the passage of time. Almazaras de la Subbetica is a first-level agricultural cooperative formed in July of 2007 following the merger of two prestigious and experienced cooperatives: S.C.A Virgen del Castillo, founded in 1954 in Carcabuey and S.C.A Olivarera Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, founded in the early 1960s in Priego de Cordoba. With the modernization of farming techniques, the use of modern machinery and a focus on top quality, Almazaras de la Subbetica has managed to adapt tradition and technology to the high quality standards demanded by the most discerning of consumers.

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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.