Posted by Olivia on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
We are so thrilled to welcome back to The Olive Press our prized Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil! This particular variety is native to Spain, though it has made quite a name for itself here in California. This variety is so special to us and loved by many because of its outstanding qualities. Picual is highly rated for its early start to bearing fruit and its high productivity. This olive tree is cold tolerant and highly adaptable to different climates and soil conditions, partially because of its fruit’s hardy nature. One of the most terrific qualities of this variety is the high oil content the fruit provides. We not only love this variety because of its incredible qualities as a fruit, but also because of the absolutely stunning robust oil it produces! This oil has a beautiful aroma of wheatgrass and tastes of green vegetable that grasps the attention of the front of the palate. Picual provides a pleasant bitterness that fills the middle and back of the palate and ends with a gorgeous, mouth-filling pungency. Enjoy!