Surprising, delicate and full of aroma
This is a harmonious, fragrant and balanced oil. A true aromatic explosion that can only be obtained from excellent olives and impeccable production. Since the 1990s, Casas de Hualdo has obtained top-quality olive batches to produce a truly complex and interesting oil.
It is the quintessential Catalan variety, increasingly admired for its organoleptic characteristics and wide acceptance.
At Casas de Hualdo, it is grown in different types of soil and at different distances between plants.
Full of different aromas, the Arbequina is characterized as being a medium intensity oil with a predominance of fruity notes over bitter and spicy tones.
Chemical parameters Campaign 2023/2024:
Acidity: 0.09% I. Peroxide index: 3.0 meq Ésteres: <10 ppm Polyphenols: 156 ppm
One can find reminiscences to the tomato plant, fresh-cut grass, artichoke, apple and banana. When tasting it, one can appreciate its structure and smoothness, which make it truly interesting.
Pair it with…
Casas de Hualdo Arbequina pairs ideally with toasted bread. It pairs perfectly with salads, seafood, poultry and fatty fish. It combines very well with grilled vegetables like sautéed green beans, white asparagus or pumpkin. It balances the intensity of blue cheeses with its sweetness and enhances the flavour of white ones in cheese boards. Exalts the tomato flavour in all its preparations, like gazpacho or salmorejo. Use it for sweets and desserts!
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.
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.
The 23/24 Arbequina EVOO from Casas de Hualdo is absolutely amazing, as usual. This EVOO is a bit more intense than what we typically expect from an Arbequina oil, making it truly remarkable. We can distinctly taste the flavors of green apple, green almond, and even hints of tomato leaves. We also detected subtle notes of green bananas. It has a delightful sweetness, complemented by a gentle spiciness. It is the perfect choice for a table oil - we love drizzling it over salads, sandwiches, soups, cured meats, cheese plates, and pretty much everything edible in our kitchen!
Origin: Castilla–La Mancha, Spain
Harvest season: 2023/24
Best before date: 09/2025
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.