- Super early harvest - limited quantities
- Brilliant fresh green color
- Piquant and aromatic
- Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
- Label designed by Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz
- Size - 16.8 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 choose 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.
Each year’s release is commemorated with a unique bottle label, designed by a different established name from Spain's creative community. This year, Castillo de Canena chose Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz to create the label. In his illustration for the label, Sanz, one of the most famous Hispanic recording artists in the world, shows the First Day of Harvest oils as the heart and origin of everything: nature, the earth and the olive tree.
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.