Gourmet Gift Box – Set of Premium ‘Award-Winning’ Extra Virgin Olive Oils and One Bottle of Arrope syrup (2+1x500ml)
1 x Casas de Hualdo Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - 100% Arbequina
1 x Viola Costa del Riparo Bio Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - Frantoio & Moraiolo Blend
1 x Bodegas Toro Albalá - Arrope - "PX Grape Syrup" Condiment (500ml)
1 x Gift Box: eco-friendly, plastic-free, biodegradable, Flexi-Hex bottle packaging, decorated with wick thread (20% jute, 80% sheep wool) and a dried Protea.
ElOlivo Review - Casas de Hualdo Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - 100% Arbequina:
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.
Origin: Castilla–La Mancha, Spain
Harvest season: 2021/22
Best before date: 09/2023
ElOlivo Review - Viola Costa del Riparo Bio Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - Frantoio & Moraiolo Blend
When we first tasted this oil we were speechless for a few minutes. Let's start with some technical data. This organic EVOO is a blend of Frantoio and Moraiolo olives and it highlights the best characters of the two varieties. Then you open the bottle and the magic happens. We felt many aromas, such as green tomato, artichoke, rosemary, apple, and fresh green herbs, perfect. We even noticed some notes of peppermint, which makes this oil incredibly complex. At the tasting, it delivers more from the artichoke and the green almond with some smooth green herby entrance. The spiciness and the bitterness are distinguished. We could write a novel about this oil. Another masterpiece from Italy. We use this oil only for finishing or dipping fresh sourdough bread with some San Daniele, Parma or Serrano hams, olives and some Pecorino. Just perfect!
Origin: Umbria, Italy
Harvest season: 2021/22
Best before date: 10/08/2023
ElOlivo Review - Bodegas Toro Albalá - Arrope - "PX Grape Syrup" Condiment (500ml)
No doubt a must-have category. Our favourite condiment so far. Ever since we tasted it we try and use it as much as we can. Our neighbour became addicted to this stuff. Once you open it you will smell the beautiful sweet aromas of caramel, plum, grape, and raisin. At the tasting, the flavour of caramel is distinguished and followed by raisin and grape with notes of plum and fig. Surprisingly, it has some ‘hidden’ smokey notes. Its texture feels just like silk. Beautiful, we love it. We don’t even know how we could live without Arrope. We use it for dressing our salads, dipping with olive oil and marinating meat, fish, and vegetable dishes. For breakfast, try adding a few drops into your granola with yoghurt. It's just perfect. It is amazing with some brownies and vanilla ice cream. You name it. Amazing culinary experience.
Origin: Andalusia, Spain
Best before date: Arrope, due to its long-term stability, does not require an expiration date. Store in a cool, dry place.
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.