García de la Cruz Master Miller Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Arbequina, Picual, Hojiblanca, Cornicabra Blend (500ml)
García de la Cruz's timeless blend of organic EVOO varieties.
Harvested at the appropriate moment of ripeness, this cherished edition has been passed down for generations, gaining complexity and richness while making it our Best Seller EVOO.
Master Miller has gained popularity amongst its peers due to its complex but balanced flavor.
Extra virgin olive oil from olive trees free of fertilizers and chemical pesticides. It preserves intact all its vitamins and organoleptic properties. Its intense fruitiness gives this oil a character of its own.
- 100% Organic (USDA certified)
- Vegan Certified
- Gluten-Free Certified
- Non-GMO Verified
- Kosher Certified
- Cold Pressed
- American Heart Association Certification
Oil with almond, fresh grass, kiwi and apple tones. It has a dense and enduring body with medium-high values of bitter and spicy notes.
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.
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.
Hojiblanca is the third most popular variety in Spain in terms of corp area. The provinces of Andalusia play a key role in Hojiblanca olive cultivation. Hojiblanca olives are used both for the production of table olives and olive oil. Olive Oil made from the Hojiblanca variety has a pleasant aroma of cut grass, fresh fruit with hints of almond, tomato and apple. The Olive Oil made from the Hojiblanca variety has intense fruitiness, is slightly bitter, sweet and spicy.
The oil extracted from Cornicabra olives has a high content of Oleocanthal. Typical aromas: green leaves, tomato and almond. Early harvested Cornicabra 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.
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.
As its name suggests, this oil is the very own blend of the Garcia de la Cruz’s Master Miller. In an Olive Oil mill, the Master Miller is who is responsible for every aspect of the milling and has a vast knowledge of olive farming and olive oil production. So, no doubt, this is beautiful organic evoo made of Arbequina, Picual, Hojiblanca, Cornicabra olives. We probably won’t find out the ratio of the different oils in it, we guess this secret stays with the Master Miller forever. In terms of aromas, this oil is beautifully complex. We noticed aromas from fresh-cut grass, banana, ripe fruits, and some floral notes. At tasting the first you will notice the distinguished taste of the tropical fruit kiwi followed by notes of ripe and dried fruits. It comes with a little spiciness and pungency. It is a perfectly engineered oil. We use this oil for dressing our salads or finishing any kind of dish. It can be also and great accompany for meat and cheese plates. This is the Master Miller from Garcia de la Cruz. Heartily recommended!
Origin: Castilla–La Mancha, Spain
Harvest season: 2022/23
Best before date: 07/2024