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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

$51.95oo-62 oo-62 oo-62
  • Super early harvest - limited quantities
  • Brilliant fresh green color
  • Piquant and aromatic, 0.13% acidity
  • Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
  • Label designed by renowned actor Juan Echanove
  • 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.

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 renowned actor Juan Echanove. Echanove's new label designs capture the feelings of an actor before, during and after then experience of acting on a stage.

With numerous unforgettable performances in theater, film and television, Juan Echanove is highly respected by his peers, critics and audiences. “I am grateful to the Vañó family for offering me the opportunity to form part of the great Castillo de Canena family. For allowing my overflowing imagination to feel that I too have added my grain of sand to the long process of obtaining this miraculous potion,” says the actor.

Echanove has had more than 20 major theater roles, but some of his most recent performances have been Rojo, a work by John Logan in which the actor not only costarred but also directed, and Sueños, an interpretation of Los Sueños by Francesco de Quevedo, directed by Gerardo Vera. For this performance, Echanove won the Ercilla Award for best Male Leading Actor in 2017.

In addition, for over a decade, he played the role of Miguel Alcántara in the television series Cuéntame. He was also seen on TV in Paquita Salas (2019), La zona (2017), UCO (2009) and Turno de oficio (1986). At the moment he is filming the series El Cid and the soon to be released series Desaparecidos.

Finally, Echanove has worked in film with directors including Pedro Almodóvar (The Flower of my Secret), Vicente Aranda (Time of Silence), Jaime Chávarri (Her Eyes Closed), Francisco Reguiero (MadreGilda), J. L. García Sánchez (Siempre hay un camino a la derecha) and Agustín Díaz Yanes (Don’t Tempt Me). His acting has 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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