'First Day of Harvest' Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil$52.95
- Brilliant vibrant green extra virgin olive oil
- Super-select, finest quality, 0.16% Acidity
- From sweet, fruity Arbequina olives
- Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
- Label designed by champion rally driver Carlos Sainz
- Size - 16.8 oz/500 ml
This brilliant green olive oil is the juice from tiny arbequina olives picked the first day of harvest - just before they are fully ripe. It is fresh, fruity and bursting with flavor, incomparable with the rest of the harvest.
Every spring we marvel at how the oil glows with bright green color, an indication of how exceptionally fresh and full of vibrant flavors it is.
This wonderful oil is cold pressed in very small quantities from trees selected by the Vaño family. It is very costly to produce, for if the olives are picked just a few days longer when they are fully mature and plump, they yield a much higher volume of juice from the same olive.
Knowing that the green barely ripe olive yields the best of the vintage, the Vañó family of Castilla de Canena is not willing to take that short cut for volume. They set aside a portion of the harvest; hand pick the olives as early as is possible, and bottle the brilliant green juice.
The distinctive red bottles block out all light that might compromise the flavor. For the discerning food lover, this is the once a year 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 commemorated with a newly designed bottle label, created by a person from Spain who has excelled in their field and appreciated fine olive oil. This year, Castillo de Canena chose champion rally driver Carlos Sainz. Sainz wanted his new label designs to embody the idea that hard work and sacrifice lead to success.
‘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.
Castillo De Canena olive oils are produced by the renowned Vañó family in Andalusia. For centuries, 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.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Serving size 1 tbsp (15ml). Servings per container about 33. Calories 120. Total fat 14g (22%), Saturated fat 2g (10%), Sodium 0mg (0%), Total carbohydrate 0g (0%), Dietary fiber 0g (0%), Protein 0g. Not a significant source of trans fat, cholesterol, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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"Exceptional product! The flavour is a little strong for the uses I had intended for it however."
Brian - Edmonton, AB May 2013
"An excellent I highly recommend. When in Spain I purchase this Olive Oil and the variedad picual, both great products. The price is also a great buy."
michael - sacramento, California August 2012
"Olive oil at it's best. Rich and spicy and delectable. Truly spectacular flavor."
Joy - November 2011
"i liked it so much i purchased a new one to replace the empty one we have only used it to drizzle, magnificent"
allan - June 2011
"Love the fresh green olive fruit and silky buttery flavor. Has a spicy finish that I personally do not like as much as other Arbequina oils."
Frank - June 2009