The Oro del Desierto Organic Package

The Oro del Desierto Organic Package

SKU:
OOL-17-S-PD11
$95.80 $85.00
(You save $10.80)

This attractive gift set includes three organic single-variety olive oils from Oro del Desierto.

ARBEQUINA: Pressed from 100% organic Arbequina olives, this oil is a light fruity oil with a light golden-yellow color. It’s known for its complex vegetal aroma with hints of ripe tropical fruits, banana, parsley and basil. Its taste is fine and strong with flavors of celery, lettuce and pine nut.

HOJIBLANCA: Pressed from 100% organic Hojiblanca olives, this oil is a medium-intense fruity oil and golden-green in color. Its aroma is strong with elegant fruity notes of ripe tomato, banana and almond. Its taste is robust and spicy with notes of black pepper, sage, mint and basil. Complimentary bitterness and pungency are well-balanced.

PICUAL: Pressed from 100% organic Picual olives, this oil is a medium-intense fruity oil and golden-green in color. Its aroma is strong and well-rounded with fruity notes of ripe tomato and banana enriched with spicy hints of black pepper, mint and oregano. Its taste is robust with harmonious vegetal notes and a definite almond finish.

COUPAGEAn award-winning, specially-crafted blend of Organic Arbequina, Hojiblanca and Picual olives picked between the end of October and beginning of November. The oils are then stored in 2,000 liter deposits where they are analyzed, then selected in varying quantities, and finally blended by the Master Taster to create a superb olive oil with a limited production. The result is a leafy green and golden oil with a bouquet of freshly cut grass, tomato, green olive with hints of citrus and dried fruits. Its taste is well-balanced and medium to smooth in intensity with a pleasant, slightly spicy aftertaste.

Recent International Awards

Arbequina:
2015 Sol D’Oro – Gran Menzione Organic Category
2015 Oil China – Golden Olive Organic Category
2015 Copenhagan – Best of Copenhagen
2015 Olive Japan – Silver Medal

Hojiblanca:
2015 Feinschmecker – Top 15 Olive Oils in the World
2015 Sol D’Oro – Gran Menzione Organic Category
2015 Monocultivar Expo – Best Scent of the Year
2015 Oil China – Golden Olive Organic Category
2015 Ovibeja – 2nd Overall, Intense Fruitiness


Picual:
2015 Sol D’Oro – Gran Menzione Organic Category
2015 Oil China – Golden Olive Organic Category
2015 Olive Japan – Premiere Medal
2015 Copenhagan – Gold Medal
2015 NYIOOC - Gold Medal

Coupage:
2016 NYIOOC - Gold Medal

2015 Mario Solinas – 1st Finalist Intense Green Fruitiness
2015 World's Best Olive Oils Ranking - 1st Place Organic
2015 Sol D’Oro – Gran Menzione Organic Category
2015 Oil China – Golden Olive Organic Category
2015 Ovibeja – 2nd Overall, Intense Fruitiness
2015 Copenhagan – Best of Copenhagen

 

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Spain
container_region:
Andalusia
container_size:
Sets
container_style:
Varietal Blends
container_cert:
EU / USDA Organic
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
linked_SKUs:
DES-S-PD99,DES-16-S-PD99,DES-17-S-PD99
container_harvest:
Fall 2017 (NEW)
TYPE:
Organic Extra Virgin
SIZE:
4x 500ml (4x 16.9oz)
REGION:
Andalusia, Spain
HARVEST:
Fall 2017
PRODUCER:
Oro del Desierto

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Producer Profile

Oro del Desierto

Oro del Desierto
Oro del Desierto is a family-owned and operated business located in the Tabernas region of Southern Spain. In this unique rugged landscape with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, fantastic extra virgin olive oils are being produced with great attention and care. The hand-harvested olives are cold-pressed using 100% renewable energy within eight hours of harvesting, resulting in a 100% ORGANIC Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the highest quality and flavor. Through the use of ‰clean‰ energy, Oro del Desierto understands the olive grove as an ecosystem in which they intervene and take great care in the management of the soil, plants, rainwater and wild animals, essential for maintaining the ecological culture.

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.

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