Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Opaque glass bottle, painted in yellow: 250 ml (8.45 fl oz)
Green leaves fruity aroma, with notes of freshly mown grass, apple and almonds. Fresh and slightly sweet, low unripe fruits bitter taste and defined pungency. A complex flavor and a lingering aftertaste of apple savor.
Hojiblanca olive variety is autochthonous from the central part of the South of Spain. We have selected a very special olive grove in Priego de Córdoba, in the Cordovan Subbética mountain system, at the South-East of the province of Córdoba. A Natural Reserve area comprised between hilly mountains, with great ecological wealth, botanist value and beautiful landscape, surrounded by vegetable gardens, streams and other water courses, floristic richness and forests of poplars, willows and elms.
This olive tree variety is of medium vigor, upright bearing and quite thick foliage, with off-white and light olive-green leaves color (whence the name) and grey-green wood color; late maturing and not constant in its productivity; very resistant to calcareous soil and considered rustic, because of its resistance to long drought periods, typical of the area most part of the year.
Hojiblanca olives are shaped almost in perfect spheres. Have a big size and present strong resistance to detachment and a balanced pulp-bone ratio, being 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.