'First Day of Harvest' Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

'First Day of Harvest' Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Incredibly Fresh & Peppery Picual Oil

Item: OO-62 |

All Natural



  • Very early harvest - limited edition
  • Piquant and aromatic, 0.16% Acidity
  • From bold and fruity Picual olives
  • Beautiful red bottle preserves freshness
  • Label featuring paintings by Fernando Zóbel
  • Size - 16.9 oz/500 ml

This exceptional Picual oil is a brilliant golden green color with a fragrance of herbs and artichokes. The first taste has hints of citrus with a bold peppery finish. For the aficionado, this is the finest quality extra virgin olive oil in all of Spain - and perhaps the world!

First Day of Harvest means just that - the Vaño family of Castillo de Canena chooses the peak time for harvesting, just before they are fully ripe. On the very first day, they press the olives, yielding a super fresh olive oil packed with chlorophyll and antioxidants - healthy and incredibly flavorful!

If the olive pickers waited just a few days later, they would have harvested riper olives which would have produced double the amount of olive oil. But the oil would not have been as pristine and flavorful. That is what makes this limited edition oil so special.

The elegant red bottles block out all light that might compromise the flavor. For the discerning food lover, this is the 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 celebrated with a newly designed bottle label, featuring a luminary who has excelled in their field and appreciated fine olive oil. This year, Castillo de Canena honors influential modernist painter Fernando Zóbel on the centenary of his birth. His paintings grace the labels of the iconic cherry colored First Day of Harvest olive oil bottles.

Zóbel was a Spanish Filipino painter, collector and influential player in the modernist movement in Spain. He taught himself to paint while attending Harvard. Zóbel graduated in 1949 as magna cum laude. In 1983, King Juan Carlos of Spain honored Zóbel with the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts, a prestigious award for those who have promoted Spanish arts and culture. 

Castillo De Canena extra virgin olive oils are produced by the renowned Vañó family in Andalucía. Since 1780, they have produced olive oil near their 16th century castle in the foothills of the Sierra Mágina. The company takes its name from the castle itself.

Castillo de Canena carefully supervises their olive groves and hand selects olives at the peak time for creating this exceptional olive oil with the perfect balance of aroma and flavor.

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