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Casas de Hualdo Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - Cornicabra & Arbequina Blend

Casas de Hualdo Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - Cornicabra & Arbequina Blend

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Fragrant and balanced

Produced from small batches of the best organic olives from our estate in Cuenca province.

This interesting EVOO is another example of our commitment to the environment, sustainability and continuous improvement.

The result is a pleasant and fragrant oil with a long aftertaste.

Olive

This blend of our organic Arbequina and Cornicabra varieties has a perfect balance between the marked character of the Cornicabra variety and the subtle fruitiness of the Arbequina.

These olive trees are grown in extreme conditions at 800m altitudes.

Full of aromas, our Organic EVOO is characterized by its medium intensity, with a predominance of fruity notes over bitter and spicy tones.

Chemical Parameters Campaign 2022/2023:

Acidity: 0.15% I. Peroxides: 3.6 meq Esters: <10 ppm Polyphenols: 740 ppm

Tasting notes

The nose reveals a fresh, perfumed and complex oil. Soft sensations of tomato and ripe fruit appear, along with subtle green hints.

On the palate, the entry is sweet and silky, and after a moment, bitter and spicy sensations of medium intensity unfold. Aromas of tomato, arugula, chicory, avocado, alloza, green apple and green grass are discovered, with ripe notes of apple and banana prevailing.

Pair it with…

Our organic EVOO gives character to rocket, tomato and nut salads. In the kitchen, it enhances rice dishes with rabbit and fried squid. It combines ideally with spoon dishes such as fabada and stewed pinto beans with cabbage. What about combining it with sweet and savoury touches in a turkey stuffed with raisins and chestnuts?

Arbequina variety:

Arbequina, a traditional Spanish olive variety, ranks as the second most popular variety in Spain in terms of crop area. The olive oil derived from Arbequina boasts aromatic, sweet, and fruity notes, accompanied by a subtle bitterness. Common aromas associated with this variety include green grass, tomato, apple, banana, and ripe fruit. Generally, oils produced from Arbequina olives exhibit low oxidation resistance. To address this, producers frequently blend Arbequina olive oil with other varieties to enhance overall stability in terms of aroma, body, and resistance to oxidation.

Cornicabra variety:

The oil extracted from Cornicabra olives has a high content of Oleocanthal. Typical aromas:  green leaves, tomato and almond. Early harvested Cornicabra oil is intense spicy and bitter. If the olives are harvested later in the season the oil can be more forgiving, sweet with notes of exotic fruits just as avocado. As it is a stable oil it is suitable for cooking and frying.

About Casas de Hualdo:

Casas de Hualdo is a relatively young family business working on 630 hectares with 285 000 olive trees. They planted their first olive tree in 1996 and had their first harvest in 1999. In the year 2009, they opened their mill and this is the point when the Casas de Hualdo story gets exciting. Just a few years later they become one of the most recognised olive oil producers of Spain with countless national and international awards won. We think Casas de Hualdo is the perfect example of finding the balance between utilising the latest technology while maintaining respect for traditions. The result is an exceptional quality olive oil.

ElOlivo review:

This year's Organic Casas de Hualdo is absolutely amazing, just like always. The oils from Casas de Hualdo keep getting better with each passing year. Let's talk about the 2023 Organic; this oil is definitely not mild. It has these incredible green aromas of fresh tomatoes, rocket, and bitter green almonds. When you taste it, you'll notice some sweet veggie flavours along with a touch of green fruitiness, but then the bitterness and spiciness kick in. We were blown away by its complexity. So, it's not a gentle oil, but it's truly lovable. We use it for both cooking and finishing, especially with vegetable dishes. Our favorite combination is roasted eggplant with Mojo sauce and a side of Greek yogurt sprinkled with black sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Origin: Castilla–La Mancha, Spain

Harvest season: 2023/24

Best before date: 12/2025

Please note, all the product descriptions are only indicators for tasting the oils. When you choose olive oil always take into consideration your personal preferences, especially when it comes to bitterness and spiciness.

 

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