Great fruitiness and persistence
Intense and with great complexity, it is an oil made special by its high persistence.
The olives, collected at the right stage of ripeness, give way to a greenish-yellow juice. When opening the bottle, one discovers an oil with a profound aromatic complexity, robust and intense.
This is the most widespread variety in the olive oil world. It comes from Andalusia but it has been perfectly adapted to our climatic conditions since in less-benign climates the reduction in output gives a much higher quality.
The care and dedication with which these trees are grown make it possible to obtain fruit with a high amount of polyphenols.
Chemical parameters Campaign 2020/2021:
Acidity: 0,12% I. Peroxide index: 3,2 meq Esters: 10ppm Polyphenolss: 496 ppm
It features the aromas of green leaf, green banana and even peppermint. A variety of identifying characteristics in a diverse set, making this a truly special olive oil.
Pair it with…
Its richness of aromas enhances both green salads and sautéed (stir-fried) vegetables. Do not hesitate to try it on some seasonal green asparagus. For main courses, choose Casas de Hualdo Picual for your bluefish and baked meat. It is ideal for stuffed aubergines, cabbages and endives or mushrooms with garlic. Perfect to enhance paellas, risottos and curried rice dishes, you can also try it on meatballs with tomato sauce. Complements your cured sheep’s cheese or Manchego cheese boards.
The Picual olives are one of the most cultivated varieties of Spain. The olive oil extracted from Picual olives has a medium aromatic profile with pleasant notes of tomato, fig tree, olive leaf, and freshly cut grass. Its oil is also well known for its strong bitter- and spiciness. It is often mixed with other oil to soften its bitterness and enhance its fruity flavor. Thanks to its stability the olive oil extracted from Picual olive has a long shelf life and makes it stable for cooking or 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.
It is ‘green’, grassy and leafy just as a perfect Picual EVOO should be. A robust oil for sure, but perfectly balanced. We use it for dipping bread or cheese plates. It is amazing with any potatoes. We also use it for marinating a nice rib-eye steak with garlic and rosemary. As Casas de Hualdo is one of the best producers in the World there is not too much to add, the oil talks for itself.
Origin: Castilla–La Mancha, Spain
Harvest season: 2021/22
Best before date: 12/2023
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.