Extra Virgin Single Estate Olive Oil
El Figueral’s “Ollie Oil”
El Figueral’s “Ollie Oil” is designated as an Organic Extra Virgin unfiltered olive oil that is produced from a blend of Morrut, Sevillenca and Arbequina olive varieties grown on our riverside estate. The olives are cold pressed using a traditional process that produces a smooth un-filtered golden olive oil, fruity but with a hint of almond, without bitterness and a little peppery. like wine it produces a slightly different taste each season depending on the quantity mix of each of the olive varieties.
The traditional process produces Olive Oil by mashing the olives by stone wheels before pressing between raffia mats, without the use of heat or water. The oil is then then placed in vats for 3 months to allow the sediment to settle. The oil is not filtered by any mechanical process so that the oil produced is as natural as you can get.
Our Olive Varieties
- Farga, Morrut and Sevillenca olives produce clean, fruity olive oils with a distinctive note of green apples.
- Arbequina does not have any bitter aftertaste and tends to be quite aromatic, giving fruity aromas, like banana and apple and like the rest of olive oils, has a high percentage of oleic acid, which helps to reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL).
How to Buy Ollie Oil
We sell Ollie Oil direct via our online sales or through selected independent outlets in the UK and Europe. Because of the sensitive nature of Olive Oil to uV light our oil is supplied only in green bottles. Our Standard sizes bottles are 250ml and 500ml, for bulk qty contact us direct
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Background to Olive Oil in Catalunya
Olive Oil in Catalonia
Terra Alta PDO and Baix-Ebre PDO olive oils are flavoursome and aromatic oils
Olive oils, particularly those of Catalonia have a vast difference between them, ranging in colour from buttercup yellow to vivid green and in taste from sweet and fruity, to so bright and pungent you would swear they’d been infused with herbs. This is what makes Catalan olive oil great: the differences from one region and protected designation of origin (PDO) to another expressed through olives endemic to each place.
The region borders the mighty River Ebro the Baix-Ebre and the Terra Alta located in Aragon. The area has one of the oldest cultures of olive oil production in Spain, which can be seen by the olive trees adorning the region and which is best known for its Arbequina, Empeltre, Farga, Morrut and Sevillenca varieties of olives. Most of the land is made of small plots, Fincas, that are mostly located in the mountains with the olive trees planted in terraces supported by large dry-stone hand-made walls that often-had earth brought from other sites to add to the variety and mix of the soil types and add complexity to taste of the regions olive oil.
Farga, Morrut and Sevillenca olives produce clean, fruity olive oils with a distinctive note of green apples.