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'First Day of Harvest' Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$51.95

'First Day of Harvest' Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Incredibly Fresh & Peppery Picual Oil

All Natural

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  • Super early harvest - limited quantities
  • Brilliant fresh green color
  • Piquant and aromatic, 0.13% acidity
  • Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
  • Label designed by champion rally drive Carlos Sainz
  • 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 afficionado, 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 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.

‘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.as earned two Goya Awards and a Silver Shell from the San Sebastian Film Festival, among others.

Castillo De Canena olive oils are cold pressed by the renowned Vañó family in Andalusia. For centuries, the Vañó family has grown olive trees and pressed them to make 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 producing olive oil with the perfect balance of aroma and flavor.

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Customer Reviews

Average rating from 6 reviews
  • "Tasting this olive oil is like drinking a very fine red wine. The perfect use is dipping some crusty hot bread in it."

    Kitty - Opelika, AL December 2017

  • "This oil is clearly high quality and very fresh. But it was too bitter for us. I would not buy it again."

    B - West Palm Beach, FL April 2017

  • "love this olive oil. The spicy peppery finish add great flavor to anything."

    Kathy - Holland, PA June 2016

  • "I loved it! "

    patricia - Lancaster, CA March 2016

  • "Wow! This is the best olive oil I have ever tasted. Thank you!"

    Wendy - Whitinsville, MA March 2015

  • David - MPLS, MN April 2014

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