The oil produced from the Hojiblanca olive is very soft, fruity and aromatic, and unlike other varieties of olives, it remains stable after pressing.
It is ideal for combining with fish, and is also excellent consumed raw.
This is an Extra Virgin Olive Oil with medium ripe fruitiness, medium sweet spiciness, and a hint of almond and green grass.
OLIVAR DEL CARMEN PICUAL-HOJIBLANCA DECLARED ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST OLIVE OILS IN NEW YORK
The jury of the New York International Olive Oil Competition of 2016 has awarded OLIVAR DEL CARMEN Picual - Hojiblanca the Silver Award.
This recognition is really special to us because that this is the largest and most prestigious international competition for quality olive oils, and more than 800 samples from 28 countries participate.
We have been selected from the best producers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to become part of the FLOS OLEI GUIDE 2016.
The coordinator of the Guide, Marco Oreggia, and his team of expert tasters have decided to include OLIVAR DEL CARMEN in the next edition of FLOS OLEI GUIDE.
More tan 1000 samples were sent to Italy from all the world producers of olive oil. After an exhaustive analysis, only the best have been chosen.
As this is the first occasion that OLIVAR DEL CARMEN has been part of this selection, we very much appreciate this new award. We wish to share our success with all those who have made it posible.
This is the second recognition we have gained this year. In August we were awarded one star in THE GREAT TASTE AWARDS, an event which takes place each year in the United Kingdom for The Guild Of Fine Food, which identifies the most exquisite foods from a variety of categories.
The judges have awarded ONE STAR in the current GREAT TASTE AWARDS. The following comments were made:
“Cloudy, viscous, an attractive colour. A very attractive soft yet spicy aroma. Buttery on the palate with good floral notes. Pleasing citrus elements and surprisingly little 'kick' for a 100% Hojiblanca. Good balance. Lovely stuff, great fresh cut grass, we liked the subtle bitterness.”