This single-varietal extra virgin olive oil is the estate oil of Almazara As Pontis, named The Best Olive Oil Mill in Spain 2017. It is produced using 100% Manzanilla Cacereña olives, and is milled by cold extraction within a few hours of harvest.
Vieiru DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil carries a DOP Gata-Hurdes designation of origin, which ensures that the olives must be of high stability, virgin, and of a pure, single varietal olive with no mixtures. The region Sierra de Gata-Hurdes is located in the northwest of the Extremadura, where Manzanilla Cacereña olive trees reach their maximum quality.
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Current Harvest Tasting Notes
This wonderful, approachable, all-purpose extra virgin olive oil is light- to medium-bodied with a fresh green olive nose. It is herbaceous with subtle hints of tomato fruit, and offers a slight bitterness and a lovely long finish.
The Best Olive Oil Mill in Spain 2017
The estate Almazara As Pontis has won 52 awards in the last two seasons, and in 2017 was recognized as The Best Olive Oil Mill in Spain by the Spanish Association of Olive Municipalities—a stunning achievement for this small, artisanal producer.
State of the Art Extraction
This estate-produced extra virgin olive oil is pressed on site—within 24 hours of harvest—using a state-of-the-art Pieralisi oil mill (Pieralisi, a leader in olive oil extraction equipment, uses the pristine As Pontis mill as a test site for new equipment).
The entire production is sustainable, taking place within a comprehensive, eco-friendly integration: olives harvested from the estate's old groves; power generated by a biodigester; water purified in-house and recycled; and crushed olives used as fertilizer for the groves.
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Pink Socks, Hot Pants & EVOO: How Kitty Keller met the brothers who make this great olive oil. Read the story!
The Power of 10 – Ten Ways to Use This Product
- Dress a salad of spring asparagus, pea, burrata and baby greens
- Fry an egg for a fried egg sandwich
- Use in a vinaigrette for a seared tuna salad
- Drizzle on barbecued skirt steaks
- Float a tasty little puddle on top of hummus or baba ganoush
- Toss with blanched fava beans, lemon zest, and fleur de sel
- Make the Roman pasta dish Cacio e Pepe
- Pour over a puréed white bean soup
- Make an aioli and slather on asparagus
- Use with tomatoes and fleur de sel on bruschetta
|Product Code||Unit Size||Unit / Case||Unit Price||Case Price||UPC Code||Notes|
|81106||500 ml||12||29 lbs||8-437010-399596||new, coming soon|