Venta del Baron

Venta del Baron

SKU:
VDB-17-B-EE01
$29.95

Since 1998 Venta del Barón, included in the PDO Priego de Córdoba, has received more than 80 awards in 8 different countries, which include "World's Best Olive Oil" by the International Olive Council as well as "Spain's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil" from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture. The PDO Priego de Córdoba is located in the very heart of Andalusia in the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park. Due to its unique microclimate, the area produces internationally recognized olive oils of extraordinary quality. At the Muela olive mill in Priego de Córdoba, where the oil of Venta del Barón comes to life, the olives are cold pressed less than 15 hours after picking so that the genuine aroma of the olives is preserved, and only the best "juice" is selected according to the strict rules of the PDO Priego de Córdoba. The result is a luminous oil with intense fruity aromas of green herbs, peppermint, almond, banana and apple. Its flavor is reminiscent of vegetables such as tomatoes and artichoke, and has a slightly bitter and spicy finish.

Pairs Best With

Garden Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Boiled/Steamed Veg, Broiled Fish, Grilled Fish, White Meat, Red Meat, Soups & Stews, Sauces, Legumes/Pulses

Recent International Awards

2018 NYIOOC - Gold Medal

2017 London IOOC - Platinum
2017 Olive Japan - Gold Medal
2017 Oil China - Gold Olive
2017 Zurich IOOC - Bronze Medal
2017 EVOOLEUM - Score: 86/100

2016 NYIOOC - Gold Medal
2016 LA International EVOOC - Gold Medal
2016 Olive Japan - Gold Medal
2016 Athena IOOC - Gold Medal
2016 Zurich IOOC - Gold Medal
2016 Oil China - Gold Olive

2015 Mario Solinas - Second Prize Medium Green Fruitiness
2015 Feinschmecker - Top 20 Olive Oils in the World
2015 Ovibeja - First Prize Medium Green Fruitiness
2015 Copenhagen - Top 5 Intense Olive Oils
2015 Monocultivar Expo - Gold Medal
2015 Olive Japan - Gold Medal
2015 NYIOOC - Gold Medal

container_country:
Spain
container_region:
Andalusia
container_size:
Bottles
container_intensity:
Robust Harmonious, Robust
container_fruit:
Green
container_style:
Varietal Blends
container_varietal:
Hojiblanca,Picuda
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_awards:
NYIOOC 2018
container_uses:
Dipping, Marinating
container_pair:
Garden Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Boiled/Steamed Veg, Broiled Fish, Grilled Fish, White Meat, Red Meat, Soups & Stews, Sauces, Legumes/Pulses
linked_SKUs:
VDB-B-EE01,VDB-T-EE02,VDB-16-B-EE01,VDB-16-T-EE02,VDB-16-B-EE01,VDB-17-B-EE01
container_harvest:
Fall 2017 (NEW)
TYPE:
Extra Virgin
SIZE:
500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Andalusia, Spain (Cordoba)
VARIETALS:
Hojiblanca, Picuda
POLYPHENOLS (mg/kg):
617
HARVEST:
Fall 2017
PRODUCER:
Mueloliva

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Producer Profile

Mueloliva

Mueloliva
Over 70 years ago Mr. Muela Mateo Velasco, founder of Mueloliva, decided that the future of olive oil was in the perseverance of the tradition, rather than massed production. With this wise decision, he became the first to demonstrate that in the olive oil sector, attention to quality will provide the best result, a project far ahead of its time. Mueloliva, located in Priego de Cordoba, is located on a fertile plain at the foot of the Sierras Subb̩ticas where mountains and olive trees dominate the landscape. A unique microclimate, characterized by high rainfall and large temperature variations, along with a mountainous terrain, give the area specific nuances that make it different from any other. Because the Muela Oil Mill has a unique and exclusive system that allows the extraction of oil without any water or heat input during the process, all attributes of the olive oil are preserved, resulting in an extra virgin oil with a high concentration of tocoferols, phytosterols and phenols, all important nutritional components.

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?

The "Use By / Harvest Date" is just 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 is exposed to oxygen.

As for the specific harvest date, all our extra virgin olive oils are harvested between the months of October through December each year. New harvest olive oils begin to arrive in the United States in February and March the following year.

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 olive oil will last 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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