Extremely low 0.1 acidity. Picudo & Hojiblanca Coupage, medium-to-rich intensity, with an `earthy` flavour profile described in Taste Experience below. From a highly professional Spanish `cooperative`, with Denomination of Origin Priego de Cordoba.
#2 ranked EVOO in world end of 2016, and #3 end of 2015 per results of northern and southern hemisphere competitions per EVOO World Ranking.
Certified Kosher by the Union of Orthodox Rabbies of Spain - Recognized by The Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
Olives crushed within 3 to 5 hours of harvest, in modern "cold extraction" mill.
Producer: Almazaras de la Subbetica in Southern Spain`s Cordoba region, is one of Spain`s best cooperatives awarded an environmental stewardship award by the Spanish government.
Less than 2% of premium groves are used for this oil. Small-family owned olive groves have to be accepted into the cooperative and trained, technicians choose best quality olive groves at harvest, each batch is tested for chemical purity and tasted for decision on whether accepted for Parqueoliva Gold Series or assigned to mass-market brands.
The non-Organic version of Rincon de la Subbetica although trees are situated in mountain region generally at 70% inclines making it very natural cultivation due to physical barriers. Extensive annual international recognition includes over 50 special mentions/awards since 2006 in Addition to 7 `Best of Spain` Awards from the Spanish government since 2004:
2017 Gold New York International
2017 Gold, Zurich International
2017 Best of Class & God, Los Angeles International
2017 Gold, Oil Japan
2017 2016 Gold & Best of Class, Los Angeles
2017 Best of Spain in Green Style, Sweet
2017 Bronze AVPA France
2016 Judge`s Favorite, SIAL Canada
2016 Patinum, London International
2016 Gold, Athena International, Greece
2016 Gold, Olive Japan
2016 Silver, Zurich International
2016 Special Mention, L`Orciolo D`Oro, Italy
2016 Special Mention, Sol D`Oro, Italy
2016 Bronze, AVPA Paris
2015 Gold, New York
2015 Gourmet D`Or AVPA France
2015 Gold, Monocultivar Italy
2015 2nd, L`Orciolo D`Oro Italy
2015 Gran Menzioni, Sol D`Oro Italy
2015 Silver, Los Angeles
2015 Gold, Olive Japan
2014 Gold, New York World`s Best Olive Oils
2014 Silver, Los Angeles International
2014 Gourmet Diploma, AVPA France
2014 Gold Olive Japan
2013 Gold New York International Olive Oil Competition
2013 Gold, Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition
2013 Golden Olive, Zurich International
2013 Gold, Oil Japan
2013 Silver, SIAL Toronto
2013 MAPA - Spain`s best intense in sweet early harvest class
2012 Gold, Monocultivar, Italy
2012 Gran Menzione, L`Orciolo D`Oro, Italy
2012 Gran Menzione, Sol D`Oro, Italy
2012 Silver, 8th Oil China Exhibition
2011 Gourmet d`Oro, AVPA Paris Gourmet, France
2011 First, Concorso Internazionale Oli da Olive L`Orciolo d`Oro, Italy
2011 Gran Menzione, Concurso Armonia del Trofeo Alma, Plama, Italy
2011 Third, Mario Solinas, International Olive Oil Council
2011 Silver, Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition
2011 Silver, 7th Oil China Exhibition, Beijing, China
2010 Gold and Best of Class, International Olive Oil Congress, Zurich
2010 Gold - Monicultivar, Milan, Italy
2010 Silver, Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition
2010 Silver, SIAL China
2010 Second in Medium Fruitiness, Concorsi Internazionaliale Oli da Olive L`Orciolo D`Oro, Italy
2010 Gran Menzioni, Sol D`Oro, Verona, Italy
MAPA 2010 Spains Best Intense in sweet early harvest class
2009 Golden Olive Award, Zurich (selected from 130 olive oils from 14 different countries)
2009 SIAL Montreal, Gold Medal
2009 Olive Mill of the Year, L`extravergine Guide to the Best Certified Quality Olive Oil in the World
2009 Best International, LA International Olive Oil Competition
2009 First Prize at Expoliva in Green Fruity Class, Jaen, Spain
2008 MAPA award as Spain`s "best" in intense fruitiness class,
SIAL Asia 2008 (Silver), Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition (Silver), SIAL Montreal 2007 (Silver), Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition 2007 (Gold).
An incredible experience for lovers of a wide range of complex flavours !
Slightly more intense and more discernible herbal notes than Rincon de la Subbetica.
Very harmonious and balanced `earthy` style. Smooth and initially sweet. Notes of Mediterranean herbs such as thyme and mint combine with nuances of tomato, artichoke and fruits such as apple. Well balanced, yet definitive pepper and delightful delicate bitterness. (Pepper and bitter nuances are signs of high levels of antioxidants, and disappear when paired with food.)
SPECIAL FOOD PAIRINGS:
For meats and white fish, seafood, any vegetable dish except strong cabbage, over tomato sauces, stir-frying, potato and egg-based dishes or sauces such as Hollandaise sauce.