Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balcón del Guadalquivir, to be used raw and to enhance simple preparations and exquisite dishes. Intense green color, clean and bright, intense fruity smell of green olives, tomato, artichoke and vegetables, with more mature hints of almond, kiwi and green banana.
EVOO Complex, clean and fragrant, smooth entry into the mouth, with great harmony. Balanced bitter and spicy, with an almond and persistent aftertaste.
Balcón del Guadalquivir, the Mill
The San Felipe Apóstol Cooperative is located in Baeza (Jaén Oil) in the region of La Loma, on the right bank of the Guadalquivir, an olive-growing region since yesteryear in the extraction of the best Andalusian green gold.
It currently has 500 partners. Since 1960, it has been grinding olives from the olive groves cultivated by its members (some 200,000 olive trees) marketed under the Balcón del Guadalquivir brand.
The current oil mill that has modern facilities, an olive reception patio, a large cellar, its own bottling machine. Modern machinery allows us to mill all the olives that our olive farmers harvest on the same day. In this way we ensure that our oils will retain all the fresh flavor, aroma and properties of the fruit.
Between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD, Roman ships that used to transport food used the amphora, especially practical when carrying olive oil. The amphora weighed about 30kg and contained about 70l of oil. They came from the banks of the Guadalquivir, the olive groves most demanded by the Empire for the ease of accessing a reliable, fast and safe means of transport.
After the conquest of Hispania Romana Beatia became an important administrative and commercial center, as it was a mandatory stop on the Cástulo-Málaga trade route. Legend has it that the Roman brigades led by Julius Caesar camped for several days at that time in a lush olive field. At that time Solarium Baetim, Julius Caesar’s troops, enjoyed for days the then known as Oleum ex albis ulivis.
Balcony of the Guadalquivir, health
EVOO does not contain additives, it is natural olive juice and for this reason it is already different from the rest of vegetable oils. Its health benefits make it essential for its high content of vitamins A, D, K and E. It also helps reduce cholesterol and consequently reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. It also stimulates growth and delays cellular aging thanks to its antioxidant effect, due to its high content of polyphenols.
We select the best olives to make an exquisite natural olive juice, a source of health and with extraordinary organoleptic qualities.