La Maja "Limited Edition", EL, is the selection of La Maja’s best monovarietal oils, of unique, annual and "limited" production. "EL" is the result of years of work, carrying out tests with different varieties, both in their cultivation and in the extraction process, until achieving its essence: a genuine EVOO with its personality.
For years, La Maja has dedicated a large part of each campaign to making these EVOOs.
La Maja has tested the different stages of maturation, combining them with different degrees of humidity and modifying a multitude of production parameters (type of grinding, time and temperature of beating, etc.). to achieve the best expression of each variety.
A long study has concluded with the adaptation and individual optimization of the crop and the extraction process of each of the varieties La Maja works with. However, natural factors, such as the weather and the maturation of the olives, mean that it is not always possible to obtain an exceptional EVOO from each variety. But when La Maja achieves it, the result is so spectacular that it is worth the effort.
Arróniz variety (yellow label version) - green Extra Virgin Olive Oil, dense and full-bodied. The clean and fresh aroma of green vegetables, artichoke, apple, banana skin, grass, and notes of the tomato plant and bitter almond. Highlight in the mouth: artichoke and the tomato plant. This is an extremely smooth and fluid oil with high-middle bitterness balanced with high-middle spiciness.
The Arróniz olive tree is mostly cultivated in the province of Navarra and Álava, as it adapts well to the cold and dry weather conditions of the area. The olive oil made from Arróniz olive has aromas of tomato and ripe fruits with a mild flavour and little bitterness. If it's harvested early in the season it presents higher levels of bitterness and spiciness. Olive oil made from Arróniz olives is stable, so it is suitable for frying.
About Agrícola La Maja
Agrícola La Maja is a family business founded in 1997. One of the family’s long term goals is to produce exceptional quality olive oils. They carefully control every step of the oil-production process. They are at the planting, they are at the harvest, the production and the packaging. Nothing proves their dedication to quality better than their many national and international awards.
Awards: "Alimentos de España" Award 2016, Top world oil price and quality relationship in 93 points Flos Olei 2013 guide, Silver Medal 2013 NYIOOC (New York), Gold Medal NYIOOC 2014 (New York), Best Of Class L.A.2014, Gold Medal Japan 2014, Gold Medal in Der Feinschmecker 2014; 2015/16 finalist in the "Magrama" Competition of the ministry of Spain.
La Majas' Limited Edition Arróniz EVOO is absolutely delightful! This exceptional oil is rich and full-bodied, offering incredibly fresh aromas of green vegetables, artichoke, apple, banana skin, tomato, and bitter almond. It presents a medium level of bitterness with a nice kick of spiciness. La Majas' Arróniz oil is stable, making it highly versatile in the kitchen. It can also be used for frying. However, due to its exceptional quality, we prefer to savor it in its raw form, perfect for dipping bread, raw veggies, cured meats, and cheeses. Trust me, it elevates these simple pleasures to a whole new level! Enjoy!
Origin: Navarra, Spain
Harvest season: 2021/22
Best before date: 01/04/2024
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.