Early Harvest Arbequina Olive Oil (500ml)
Our noted unfiltered Early Harvest Olive Oil is produced for us by the Spanish, family-run olive oil company in Catalonia that we tracked down and began working with in 1994.
Unlike most extra virgin olive oil, this is made early in the harvest season from the family’s own Arbequina olives, carefully hand-picked while still green. The oil yield from the olives at this stage of ripeness is lower, but the aroma and flavour of the resulting olive oil is outstanding.
The olives are crushed into a paste using traditional granite mill stones, a process which minimises any heat during pressing and so preserves the full complexity of the olive oil’s flavour. The resulting aromatic extra virgin olive oil is fresh and grassy, with notes of pepper, apples and banana and a clean finish. Use for finishing dishes, such as grilled fish, roast vegetables or soups and for dressing salads.