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'First Day of Harvest' Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

'First Day of Harvest' Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Incredibly Fresh & Peppery Picual Oil

All Natural

  • Super early harvest - limited quantities
  • Brilliant fresh green color
  • Piquant and aromatic, 0.13% acidity
  • Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
  • Label designed by film director Álex de la Iglesia
  • 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 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.

Each year’s release is commemorated with a newly designed bottle label, created by a person from Spain who has excelled in their field. This year, Castillo de Canena chose the film director Álex de la Iglesia, one of Spain's most recognized and award-winning filmmakers. He has created a wide variety of films with regard both to topic as well as the choice of actors and his films range from ambitious productions aimed at international audiences to others that are more Spanish in approach.

This year's new label clearly reflects his personality as a fan of First Day of Harvest extra virgin olive oils as well as of the world of comic books. "It was very interesting and good fun to work on this project as the production of First Day of Harvest brings to the world of extra virgin oils the same magic, feelings and passion that the characters in my films and my books convey,” said Iglesia, a great supporter of Spanish cuisine.

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

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    "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 - Dec 6, 2017

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    "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 - Apr 16, 2017

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

    Kathy - Holland, PA - Jun 5, 2016

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    "I loved it! "

    patricia Rivadeneira - Lancaster, CA - Mar 20, 2016

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

    Wendy - Whitinsville, MA - Mar 20, 2015

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