Extra virgin olive oil prepared with the Arbequina variety of olives. It is prepared cold within twelve hours of harvesting.
The olives for this oil are harvested already ripened (40% black), and this allows a production of an oil with a smooth aroma of sweet ripe fruit, with emphasis on banana and kiwi.
The other included varieties (always less than 5% of Empeltre, Arroniz, Picual) strengthen the aroma and provide both body and stability.
MiOliva is an oil with a ripe fruit aroma, nuances of green grass, sweet to taste with a very slight “bite” at the end.
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 olives have a low oxidation resistance. Producers mix the Arbequina olive oil with other olive oils to increase the stability in terms of aroma, body and resistance to oxidation.
The Arróniz olive tree is mostly cultivated in the province of Navarra and Álava, as it adapts well to the cold and dry weather conditions of the area. The olive oil made from Arróniz olive has aromas of tomato and ripe fruits with a mild flavour and little bitterness. If it's harvested early in the season it presents higher levels of bitterness and spiciness. Olive oil made from Arróniz olives is stable, so it is suitable for frying.
The Olive oil made from Empeltre olives is sweet with fruity aromas and has a mild taste. The Empltre olive tree adapts well to poor quality soil, but its yield is relatively high. Empeltre olives are mainly used for oil production.
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 Agrícola La Maja
Agrícola La Maja is a family business founded in 1997. One of the family’s long term goals is to produce exceptional quality olive oils. They carefully control every step of the oil-production process. They are at the planting, they are at the harvest, the production and the packaging. Nothing proves their dedication to quality better than their many national and international awards.
Awards: "Alimentos de España" Award 2016, Top world oil price and quality relationship in 93 points Flos Olei 2013 guide, Silver Medal 2013 NYIOOC (New York), Gold Medal NYIOOC 2014 (New York), Best Of Class L.A.2014, Gold Medal Japan 2014, Gold Medal in Der Feinschmecker 2014; 2015/16 finalist in the "Magrama" Competition of the ministry of Spain.
This oil is a blend; 95 % of Arbequina and 5% of Empeltre, Arroniz, Picual. The Empeltre, Arroniz, Picual varieties make this oil more stable and therefore more suitable for cooking. We consider this is an ‘all-rounder’, frying, stewing, meat and fish dishes, baking, the list is endless. The Arbequina oils have a mild taste, this is our choice for making mayonnaise and salad dressings. We also use this oil for our French styled baguette. The olive oil makes the bread soft and smooth and the taste is more than pleasing. It is always worth experimenting.
Origin: Navarra, Spain
Harvest season: 2022/23
Best before date: 01/01/2025
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.