This is an excellent everyday or finishing oil. L'estornell's arbequina extra virgin olive oil is fruity with sweet almond notes - it's goes well with just about anything, including bread dunking.
The “l'estornell” is the catalan word for a type of bird that likes olives very much and comes to “help” during harvest time.
This oil is produced from organic “Arbequina” olives from the VEA estate, as well as the production of eleven other growers in our region. Production is limited.
All product origins are controlled and certified by the CCPAE – Catalan Council of the Organic Productcion – under the EEC standards. Each farmer gets the certification after three years once they have started the organic way to grow the olive trees. During this time they consider that the soil has eliminated all the sulfites that have been used before.
The climate in this region is ideal for the organic farming of Arbequina olive trees. During the winter, temperatures are very low (falling to between –5 and –7 degrees C at its lowest) and it is often foggy. These two factors cause a layer of frost to form on the olives, which helps eliminate most of the insects and also maintains the temperature of the olives at a minimum of 0 degrees C. Conversely, the summer is very hot and dry which controls the number of insects, ensuring that they do not adversely affect the olives.
Ingredients: arbequina olives
Size: 750 ml / 25.3 oz