Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Opaque glass bottle, painted in red: 250 ml (8.45 fl oz)
Ample medium intensity green fruitiness, with notes of freshly mown grass and aromatic herbs, with hints of apple, green leaves, artichoke and other vegetables. On the palate presents a distinct pleasant bitterness and medium-high pungency, with a long lasting aftertaste of green almonds flavor.
Cornicabra olive variety is autochthonous from Toledo, a province situated in Central Spain. We have selected a beautiful olive grove in Los Navalmorales, a small location in the North side of Cabañeros Nature Reserve, which houses botanical richness with different bioclimatic zones creating several unique ecosystems.
The olive tree of this variety is late flowering and late olive maturing; upright bearing and thick foliage density; medium-low vigor and medium length branches; light-gray wood color and light-green leave color. With featured strength to resist contrast climates of the Mancha area, with very low temperatures in winter time and high during the summer, allows trees enjoy the amounts of water, hours of cold and light, necessary for its optimal growing.
The Cornicabra olive, notably resistant to detachment, has a peculiar elongated and slightly curved shape, reminiscent of the shape of a horn. With big bone inside and less pulp around, but high oil yield and extremely rich in nutrients, which provide high levels of Polyphenols (natural antioxidants) and long life to the oil once bottled.
100% natural, fresh and sane olives, cultivated in well cared olive groves, through up-to-date nutrition and pruning techniques, respectful with the environment. Olives are harvested in the optimum moment of ripeness, using modern and quick equipment, and are carefully transported to the mill, in small quantities, to maintain their freshness and healthy conditions.
Pristine and sophisticated state-of-the-art machinery is used in the oil extraction process (anti-oxidative), to safeguard aromas and to balance bitterness and pungency notes. In that regard, grinding is at low speed, malaxing is short and at low temperature, and the separation of oil and waste takes place through two-phase centrifuges of innovative technology.
To longer preserve their freshness, aroma, flavor and their natural and healthy nutrients, oils are stored in the cellar in stainless steel tanks, at a constant temperature, protected from light in an inert atmosphere (topped with nitrogen)
The oils are filtered, to remove impurities, highlighting the beautiful colors of each olive variety; and bottled in small opaque glass bottles topped with nitrogen to keep oil´s freshness.