Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Lentrisca Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Lentrisca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Lentrisca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Lentrisca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Harvest: 2023

Country / Region: Portugal

Intensity: Robust

Description: Returning for only the second time at The Olive Oil Emporium: a limited batch of the rare Lentrisca varietal. Native to Portugal, this varietal is rarely seen outside of its production area. It is usually blended with other varieties, but here we present the Lentrisca in its purest form. This year’s harvest produced a total phenol content of 613.28 ppm, an antioxidant powerhouse which includes 181 ppm of healthful Oleocanthal – resulting in a powerful pepperiness.

Additional Notes: Our partner producer (SAOV) in Portugal is using a high vacuum during malaxation to remove all of the oxygen in this processing stage where the oil spends the most time and is most prone to oxidation. This cutting edge and very technical method preserves the phenolic content, the overall chemistry plus the flavor characteristics while reducing other oxidation markers.

Tasting Profile / Serving Suggestions: This year’s harvest is unique and complex with tropical fruit characteristics, a sweet berry and cream center and fiery Szechuan peppercorn finish with a lingering spicy mouth feel. A great olive oil that works well with savoury dishes that are well-seasoned, with roasted meats and vegetables, with grilled meats, and big protein-enriched salads.

Chemical Analysis at time of crush:

Free Fatty Acids (FFA): 0.16
Peroxides: 4.01 mEqO2/kg
Oleic Acid: 77.98
BIOphenols: 613.28 mg caffeic acid/kg
DAG: 95.2
PPP: < 0.7
Squalene: 2890.6 ppm
a-Tocopherols: 365.1 -  ppm
Smoke Point: 370 °F  / 188 °C
Harvest / Crush Date: 2023 / September 

Sensory Evaluation:
Fruitiness: 5.3
Bitterness: 4.3
Pungency: 4.5

Certifications:
Ultra Premium
Non GMO Project Verified

Size: 200ml / 375ml / 750ml

Packaging: Elegantly presented in a dark glass bottle to help prevent exposure to harmful UV light.

NOTE: We bottle only upon receipt of your online order, or in front of you in-store.

Price: $29.95