'First Day of Harvest' Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Super early harvest - limited quantities
- Brilliant fresh green color
- Piquant and aromatic, 0.13% acidity
- Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
- Label designed by Spanish journalist Matías Prats
- 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 asked sports and news journalist Matías Prats to design the labels of the iconic cherry-colored First Day of Harvest olive oil bottles.
“We would like to thank Matías for the opportunity he gave us to work with him and for his support in this 16th edition of our First Day of Harvest. He is someone very much in tune with the philosophy of Castillo de Canena, the living image of an excellent family legacy, of professional effort and perseverance, and of a job well done over the years”, says Rosa Vañó, Marketing and Sales Director of Castillo de Canena.
Prats is the son of famous journalist Matías Prats Cañete and the father of Matías Prats Chacón, another journalist. He’s been involved in the world of radio and television communication since the early 1970s. He debut in the Weekend News in 1976, and his well-known, characteristic voice has narrated major moments in our recent history, from the arrival of democracy in Spain to the September 11 attacks, not to mention countless sports events.
Prat is close to hitting the milestone of presenting 10,000 news programs and he has received several awards for his professional work and his extensive career, including the Ondas Award (1996), several Iris and TP de Oro awards for best news anchor, the International Press Club award in 2018, the IV Santiago Castelo Award and, most recently, the I Pepe Oneto National Journalism Award.
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.
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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Use and Care
Store in a cool, dark place.