The extra virgin Omeya is with no doubt one of the best product of Coupage present in AceitedelCampo. In fact it was the first extra virgin olive oil in our Gourmet Store. During our journey around Cordoba we stopped to rest in a restaurant in the city. There they served us for the first time this amazing olive juice. It’s when we tried it that we decided to start our current business selling extra virgin olive oil of superior quality.
The freshly made Omeya from the beginning of the harvest
At first sight its intense green colour with golden tones stands out. These tones are even more remarkable right after the harvest, when the product it’s stored as “fresco”. This term means two things, that the oil is NOT FILTERED and also that has not be stocked or processed, it’s bottled directly. Traditionally this kind of oil was only consumed by farmers that knew the special aromas of this fresh olive oil. Little by little was commercialised and now it’s very appreciated by our customers. The disadvantages are two. It is only sold as Fresh during the harvest and it’s more perishable than a filtered extra virgin olive oil. The small suspended particles are at the same time responsible for the special aromas that we love so much as well as for the short life of this oil, just like for all the other freshly made product like bread, milk etc…
The part of oil that is not sold as “Fresh” will be stored in order to sell it during the rest of the year, some of it will be filtered using the usual process and some of it will not be filtered. The filtered one will have no problem preserving itself until the following harvest, the one that is not filtered will need to be regularly clean since the small suspended particles will sediment at the bottom of the container damaging the quality of the product on the long run. In the second case the oil keep a more intense aroma and flavour reminding the freshly made oil.
In both cases we are talking about excellent extra virgin olive oils.