Duo of 'First Day of Harvest' Extra Virgin Olive Oils$102.95
- Super-select, limited quantities
- Low yield early harvest cold pressing
- Very low acidity, under 0.2%
- Signature red bottles preserves freshness
- Label designed by champion rally driver Carlos Sainz
- Size - 2 x 16.8 oz/500 ml
This spectacular pair of extra virgin oils comes exclusively from olives cold pressed on the very first day of the harvest. Brilliant green and bursting with bright fresh olive flavor, both of these delicious oils are among the best we have ever tried.
Fruity arbequina oil has complex aromas and flavors of green apple and fresh herbs and finishes with a gentle hint of spice, great for dipping with bread. Bold, full flavored picual is a golden green color with fragrances of artichokes, basil and rosemary and a peppery finish, perfect for dressing salads.
You've probably never tasted this kind of olive oil as it is produced in very small quantities, usually for personal use. It is very costly to make, for if the grower waits just a few days longer until the olive is fully mature and plump, they will get a much higher volume of juice from the same olive.
Knowing that the barely ripe olive yields the best of the vintage, the Vañó family of La Castilla de Canena is not willing to take that short cut for volume. They set aside a portion of the harvest, hand pick the olives as early as is possible and bottle the brilliant green juice.
The distinctive red bottles block out all light that might compromise the flavor. For the discerning food lover, this is a once a year chance to enjoy the best of the best. It is an exclusive and limited edition released by the Vañó family.
Each year’s release is commemorated with a newly designed bottle label, created by a person from Spain who has excelled in their field and appreciated fine olive oil. This year, Castillo de Canena chose champion rally driver Carlos Sainz. Sainz wanted his new label designs to embody the idea that hard work and sacrifice lead to success.
‘I’ve always believed in the spirit of achievement and in the importance of courage. First Day of Harvest is, without a doubt, an example of this and of extraordinary effort,’ the World Rally Champion stated firmly.
A natural sportsman, Sainz was only 16 years old when he won the Spanish Squash Championship. He not only loves, but also excels in many sports. The world of rally driving is where he has been internationally recognized as the best driver ever. Carlos Sainz was World Rally Champion in 1990 and 1992. In 2010, this living legend became even bigger when he won the Dakar Rally with Volkswagen, and in 2018 winning with Peugeot.
More recently, in 2020, he attained another two victories when he came first in the new era of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, and then received the Princess of Asturias 2020 Award for Sports.
‘As I have often said throughout my life, I’ve been lucky to have been able to devote myself to what is my passion, and to enjoy every race. I can see that the Vañó family has this same passion for its olive groves, always searching for excellence for its highly-acclaimed extra virgin olive oils,’ explains Sainz.
Castillo De Canena olive oils are produced by the renowned Vañó family in Andalusia. For centuries, the Vañó family has lived in their 16th century castle in the foothills of the Sierra Mágina, surrounded by rolling fields covered with olive trees. The company takes its name from the castle itself.
The owners carefully supervise their olive groves and hand select olives at the peak time for producing olive oil with the perfect balance of aroma and flavor.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Serving size 1 tbsp (15ml). Servings per container about 33. Calories 120. Total fat 14g (22%), Saturated fat 2g (10%), Sodium 0mg (0%), Total carbohydrate 0g (0%), Dietary fiber 0g (0%), Protein 0g. Not a significant source of trans fat, cholesterol, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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A.S. - Centerbrook, CT April 2019
"We are always in search of some good olive oil and these two were fantastic!!"
Michael - ALBUQUERQUE, NM March 2016
"This is the second time I've bought this product. obviously, I love it! "
Martha - Dallas, TX August 2015
"Excellent olive oil, very delicious."
MILDRED - Stamford, New York May 2015
"A pair of the finest tasting olive oils in existence. The aroma is reminiscent of freshly cut grass on a cool summer morning, and the taste is exquisite. These showcase oils, enhance every recipe."
Christopher - Castle Rock, CO November 2014
"Really enjoying this. Worked on and off for four years and just the scent reminded me of being there."
EUGENE - ENCINO, CA February 2013
"Both Picual and Arbequina are amazing, aromatic, dense, unforgettable. It is very different and much more intense than the typical extra virgen. Educated palates will enjoy them the most."
Mamen - February 2011