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Rincón de la Subbética$20.00/Unit
#2 of the world 2018 by the Worlds Best Olive Oils (WBOO)
Parqueoliva Serie Oro$16.00 – $58.00/Unit
The most awarded EVOO in Spain, for this Coupage from Córdoba
Almaoliva$14.00 – $16.00/Unit
In Córdoba, great Arbequina juices are also extracted
Almazaras de la Subbética Olive Oil. Family business that employs 4000 families who live by and for the olive grove, with more than 350,000 square meters (about 3,500 football fields).
It is an olive grove that enjoys a peculiar microclimate, high rainfall and important thermal oscillations, and an uneven and mountainous terrain, in the Natural Park of the Sierras Subbéticas, south of the Province of Córdoba.
,One of the main agricultural cooperatives, formed in July 2007. Located in the Natural Park of the Sierras Subbéticas, overcoming the obstacles presented by the plantation land and its associated cost.
With modern agricultural techniques and small machinery we get quality products, with the perfect combination of Picual and Hojiblanca olives.
Almazaras de la Subbética Olive Oil, a jewel
Mountain olive groves
The Sierra de la Subbetica has been producing olive oil for thousands of years, located in rugged mountains. The work in these olive groves is arduous, since the slopes of the olive groves can be up to 70%.
In this mountainous terrain, many olive trees grow without irrigation in a “wild” way. Even so, it is in this difficult environment that some of the best Olive Oils in the world are produced.
The predominant varieties are Picudo and Hojiblanca. These old trees are so well adapted to the terrain that they are, by nature, resistant to pests, frost and drought.
Among the different brands it is worth mentioning its two “Crown Jewels“, which each year monopolize practically all the national and international awards. It is about the Rincón de la Subbética and Parqueoliva Serie Oro oils.
Parqueoliva is an Extra Virgin Coupage of the typical varieties of the Subbética, Picuda and Hojiblanca. It has a very intense fruity and excellent bitter-spicy balance.
The Picual olive, along with the Cornicabra, are those that contain a higher natural concentration of polyphenols. In fact, this is the reason why your oils sting and sour.
They are Positive Attributes, and according to recent scientific studies, also responsible for spectacular benefits for our health, Alzheimer’s, Cholesterol or Cancer, are some of them.
The key is in the polyphenols
Therefore, it is important to be sure when shopping extra virgin olive oil that is the year’s crop. They are very volatile and sensitive to light, oxygen and temperature. They are in fact natural anti-oxidants that fight the free radicals that our body generates as waste.