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 2020/2021
Acidity: 0,09% I. Peroxide index: 3,6 meq Esters: 10ppm Polyphenols: 208 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!
Olive oil made from Arbequina variety is aromatic, sweet and fruity with a little bitterness. Typical aromas: green grass, tomato, apple, banana, ripe fruit. Usually, oils made from the Arbequina variety has low oxidation resistance. Producers mix the Arbequina olive oil with other olive oil to increase the 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.
Even though this is an oil made from Arbequina, quite ‘definite’ in terms of aromas. We feel the green apple and the green almond as well as the tomato leaves. We also noted some green bananas. It is sweet but you have the nice little spiciness, which makes this oil remarkable. 100% perfect table oil, we drizzle it on our salads, sandwiches, soups, cured meat and cheese plates or everything edible in the kitchen.
Harvest season: 2020/21
Best before date: 09/2022