You are in the presence of Fuenquesada, the premium extra virgin olive oil from Jaén. Our “liquid gold” comes from olives of the picual variety taken from the tops of the olive trees. This rigorous selection, together with the early harvesting by night of the olives, ensures us a product of the highest quality where fermentation or the degradation of the soil does not occur.
For this Limited Edition of our Fuenquesada EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) we have selected the best fruit on our estate for very early harvesting. This allows us to obtain a unique product of very high quality, which is the Maximum Expression of an EVOO.
We have harvested exclusively olives of the picual variety from the tops of the trees at night to prevent the high temperatures having a negative influence on the optimum condition of the fruit on the way to the factory. Finally, the daily process of grinding and filtering is completed as quickly as possible within 4 hours after the harvesting of the olives.
There is no doubt that the process of obtaining an outstanding gourmet olive oil is complex and painstaking. A good picual extra virgin olive oil such as Fuenquesada says a lot. The aromas and the nuances on the palate and its fine colour speak for themselves.
TASTING NOTES // HARVEST 2022-2023
Production Area: Jaen (Andalusia)
Type of Olive: 100% Picual
Quality: Premium EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Harvest Period: 17-18 October 2022
Harvest Method: Mechanical
Oil Extraction Method: Maximum 4 hours from harvest. Continuous two-phase System
Storage: Bottled and Inertized after filtering. Preserved at 16-20 Degrees Celsius
Colour: Intense Green
Sensorial Profile: In this campaign the Fuenquesada High-End EVOO, as observed in the sensory star, is a round and balanced EVOO. It presents a medium-high fruity with herbaceous notes and aromatic herbs, the direct sensations are artichoke, green apple, green almonds and tomato, also has very present the fig tree. Once put in the mouth the first thing that appears is the bitterness and astringency, which are powerful, and quickly appear all the retro nasal sensations filling the palate with green nuts, pepper and a general sensation of mint. The spicy appears in the form of cayenne, traveling to the tip of the tongue and persisting over time. It is a complex, intense, balanced and elegant EVOO