Duo of 'First Day of Harvest' Extra Virgin Olive Oils$129
- Super-select, limited quantities
- Low yield early harvest cold pressing
- Very low acidity, under 0.2%
- Signature red bottles preserves freshness
- Label designed by Spanish journalist Matías Prats
- 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 asked sports and news journalist Matías Prats to design the labels of the iconic cherry-colored First Day of Harvest olive oil bottles.
“We would like to thank Matías for the opportunity he gave us to work with him and for his support in this 16th edition of our First Day of Harvest. He is someone very much in tune with the philosophy of Castillo de Canena, the living image of an excellent family legacy, of professional effort and perseverance, and of a job well done over the years”, says Rosa Vañó, Marketing and Sales Director of Castillo de Canena.
Prats is the son of famous journalist Matías Prats Cañete and the father of Matías Prats Chacón, another journalist. He’s been involved in the world of radio and television communication since the early 1970s. He debut in the Weekend News in 1976, and his well-known, characteristic voice has narrated major moments in our recent history, from the arrival of democracy in Spain to the September 11 attacks, not to mention countless sports events.
Prat is close to hitting the milestone of presenting 10,000 news programs and he has received several awards for his professional work and his extensive career, including the Ondas Award (1996), several Iris and TP de Oro awards for best news anchor, the International Press Club award in 2018, the IV Santiago Castelo Award and, most recently, the I Pepe Oneto National Journalism Award.
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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