Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Harvest: 2023

Country / Region: Portugal

Intensity: Medium - Robust

Description: Freshly pressed and produced by one of Portugal's top olive oil producers, this Early Harvest green Picual is a beautiful example of the Spanish varietal. This year’s harvest is a well-balanced example of the coveted Spanish varietal. It contains herbaceous notes of tomato and tomato leaf while exhibiting savoury herb flavours. It presents the palate with lingering pepper and with some complimentary bitterness, a touch of stone fruit and a full, fruity nose. High fruitiness scores. Great over any fresh cheese variety, vegetables, seafoods, and salads. A delightful condiment and finishing oil to use virtually anywhere!

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 a well-balanced example of the coveted Spanish varietal. It contains herbaceous notes of tomato and tomato leaf while exhibiting savoury herb flavours. It presents the palate with lingering pepper and with some complimentary bitterness, a touch of stone fruit and a full, fruity nose. High fruitiness scores. Great over any fresh cheese variety, vegetables, seafoods, and salads. A delightful condiment and finishing oil to use virtually anywhere!

Chemical Analysis at time of crush:

Free Fatty Acids (FFA): 0.12%
Peroxides: 4.73 mEqO2/kg
Oleic Acid: 75.51
BIOphenols: 452.82 mg caffeic acid/kg
DAG: 97.5
PPP: < 0.65
Squalene: 9075.9 ppm
a-Tocopherols: 255.8 ppm
Smoke Point:  385 °F  / 196 °C
Harvest / Crush Date: 2023 / October

Sensory Evaluation:
Fruitiness: 5.8
Bitterness: 3.8
Pungency: 4.3

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: $22.95