Premium quality coupage (Cornicabra, Picual and Arbequino) Extra Virgin Olive Oil, made from the first olives, harvested while still green which makes for enriched organoleptic properties. It is an olive oil rich in natural antioxidants and vitamins.
An oil with a body, fragrant and aromatic with clear tones of freshly cut grass, slightly bitter and astringent but well balanced. Aftertaste of tomato, freshly cut grass and almond.
Ideal for toasts and all types of salads. Perfect in pasta and rice. Taste intensifier in carpaccios, tartares and tataki.
The oil extracted from Cornicabra olives has a high content of Oleocanthal. Typical aromas: green leaves, tomato and almond. Early harvested Cornicabea oil is intensively 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.
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.
Olive oil made from the 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 have 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 García de la Cruz:
García de la Cruz is a 148 year old family business founded in 1872 by Adelaida Fernandez-Cuellar. Adelaida's husband Federico was working as an attorney and a public administrator while she was building the family company and her accomplishments are unquestionable. She was building a successful business at that time when women were often restricted to domestic chores and it was uncommon for a woman to work outside of the house. In 1931 Federico and Adelaida's daughter Guadelupe took over the family business. Then three more generations to come until the fifth generation. Today Fernando García de la Cruz Pascual and Eusebio García de la Cruz Pascual manage the family farm on 400 hectares with 120.000 trees. Nowadays García de la Cruz is an international business known for its quality products. To sustain their business their top priority is to use environmental-friendly agricultural techniques such as monitored drip irrigation and fertigation, drip fertilization. They also recycle all byproducts from the olive oil-making processes. The leftover skin, pit and pulp of the olives are composted and transformed naturally into organic fertilizers. García de la Curz are also committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by implementing concrete measures in its activity. We think Gracía de la Cruz’s secret is that their business goal is not maximizing profit, but to assure the Family’s next generation’s future.
It is a fresh and intense oil with aromas such as green grass, tomato leaf and green almond with notes of artichoke. When you taste it has a sweet entrance with the green fruity notes with an intense spiciness. It is well balanced and a complex oil we recommend for intermediate users. We use it to accompany cheese or meat platters with some fresh sourdough bread.
Origin: Castilla–La Mancha, Spain
Harvest season: 2021/22
Best before date: 10/2023
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.