2016, OLIVINUS - Gran Prestigio Or
Organic ProductionPlanted on rocky soils at Herdade do Esporão, the Arrifes olive grove has a 7 × 5 m compass and a total area of 80.41 ha, being 56.68 ha for the Cobrançosa variety and 23.73 ha for the Arbequina variety. The olive grove has been certified in Organic Production Mode since 2009, with the aim of establishing a sustainable agriculture system that allows obtaining high quality olives and whose production processes are not harmful to the environment and human health, while also promoting the biodiversity of the region. ecosystem.
The entire olive grove is irrigated with a drip irrigation system, being monitored for efficient water use. Soil conservation is carried out using the maintenance of the existing vegetation cover.
The harvest was performed manually with the aid of manual vibrators. The olives were transported in trailers, separated by varieties and received at the mill on the same day of the harvest, being immediately processed. The extraction starts with the fast grinding of the fruits. After milling, the resulting paste is subjected to a slow beat in order to allow the oil to escape from the pulp cells, without adding any temperature. The paste goes to the decanter where the oil is separated from the olive pomace and water, resulting in an oil still with some moisture and impurities. The oil is cleaned by centrifugation, ready to be filtered and packaged. The whole process takes place at a temperature below 27ºC, so that, during the extraction, the aromas of the original fruits are not lost. As it is an organic oil, it requires careful separation from the field to the bottle.
Greenish hue resulting from the use of green olives.
Very balanced with a medium fruity, freshly cut herb, green tomato, banana peel and almonds.
Harmonious, complex, slightly spicy and bitter, slightly astringent, with an aftertaste reminiscent of dried fruit.
USE AND HARMONIZATION
For people looking for a genuine product full of flavors. It should be used in cold conditions, ideal for cooked, steamed or grilled vegetables, lean fish and various salads.
For better preservation of the characteristics of this natural oil, it is recommended to preserve it in a cool place, protected from light.
- Bottle Size
- 0,5L - 16,9FL Oz
- Olive oil
- Degree of Acidity
- Herdade do Esporão