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Masia El Altet High End Extra Virgin Olive Oil 50cl

On the nose, a true explosion of spring vegetables; lettuce, freshly-cut alfalfa, tomato plant, tomato, artichoke, green beans, tender green almonds, the almond’s incipient fruit, peach and apricot at the moment their colour starts to lighten, wheat and green barley, herbs, acorns, kiwifruit, lychee fruit, strawberry, medlar and other spontaneous, secondary nuances.

In the mouth, very elegant, with the sensation of the vegetables, green fruit and herbs described above.

A very balanced and fully harmonious extra virgin olive oil of great personality.

“SINGLE VARIETY” 100% PICUAL from low yielding, unirrigated trees with over a fifth older than 200 years. The Picual variety, also known as Marteño, Nevadillo or Lepreño is one of the most common and highly regarded in Spain. Its name ‘Picual’ is due to the fact that at the base of the fruit, there is a small tip or ‘pico’.

The tree on which the Picual grows is very strong, it has short branches and is very resistant to frost. For that reason, it is perfect for cultivating in this mountainous area of Alicante where the cold is intense during the winter months during which in some years, heavy snowfalls are recorded. It is also very resistant to periods of drought.

£12.50inclusive of Duty and VAT

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The Masia El Altet Olive groves are placed high in the mountains above Alicante, Spain and between two nature reserves including the mountain ridge abundant with herbs and aromatic and medicinal plants - over 1,200 varieties make this one of the richest natural areas in the world.

Jorge spent his summer holidays on the estate in the country with Aurelia, his maternal grandmother, while his parents and brothers preferred to cool down in the waters of the Mediterranean. He fell in love wit the scents of the trees & plants and the flavour of the produce of this wild, pure region. His project began here in 2006, spread across the 70 hectares of his estate, Jorge catalogued some 2,000 olive trees of the native Genovesa, Blanqueta and Alfafarenca varieties. They had been there for centuries, giving their best, caressed by the sun and the Mediterranean breeze. Little could they imagine the special care that, in the form of pruning and other attentions, they would soon receive to help them to perform the tasks entrusted to them.

From 1995, and with the same objective, Jorge added a further 3,000 trees of the Arbequina variety, 7,000 Picual and 2,000 of the native Changlot Real variety. A total of 14,000 olive trees that quench their thirst with the water they receive from the natural springs born in the surrounding mountains. Trees which, thanks to their privileged location, live far from pollutants and safe from attacks by pests and diseases. Their commitment to quality means tehy understanbd not all olives reach optimum maturity at the same time. Some do so later than others, but that does not matter. At Masía el Altet they know how to be patient and to wait for the right moment to pick them and transport them to the oil mill quickly without damaging them. An oil mill that benefits from the latest technology to extract the juices with all their properties intact, by means of exclusively mechanical procedures and at controlled low temperatures.

Reference #:
6290
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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