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 first 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 2019-2020
Country Estate: Las Fuentezuelas
Production Area: Jaen (Andalusia)
Type of Olive: 100% Picual
Quality: Premium EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Harvest Period: 9-10 October 2019
Harvest Method: Mechanical
Oil Extraction Method: Maximum 4 hours from harvest.
Storage: Bottled and Inertized after filtering.
Colour: Intense Green
Sensorial Profile: Characterized by its olfactory- tasting complexity, highlighting high-mid intensities in positive EVOO attributes, typical of a very early harvesting process. Nutty flavours, special note to walnut and acorn, tomato plant, banana peel and almond, with little astringency but with a bitter and spicy very balanced and elegant, which gives a light sweet taste. This makes the EVOO to cause an explosion of sensory olfactory-taste sensations once in mouth, highlighting the menthol and black pepper feel.
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