'First Day of Harvest' Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Brilliant vibrant green extra virgin olive oil
- Super-select, finest quality, 0.16% Acidity
- From sweet, fruity Arbequina olives
- Distinctive red bottle preserves freshness
- Label designed by Spanish journalist Matías Prats
- Size - 16.8 oz/500 ml
This brilliant green olive oil is the juice from tiny arbequina olives picked the first day of harvest - just before they are fully ripe. It is fresh, fruity and bursting with flavor, incomparable with the rest of the harvest.
Every spring we marvel at how the oil glows with bright green color, an indication of how exceptionally fresh and full of vibrant flavors it is.
This wonderful oil is cold pressed in very small quantities from trees selected by the Vaño family. It is very costly to produce, for if the olives are picked just a few days longer when they are fully mature and plump, they yield a much higher volume of juice from the same olive.
Knowing that the green barely ripe olive yields the best of the vintage, the Vañó family of Castillo de Canena is not willing to take that short cut for volume. They set aside a portion of the harvest; hand pick the olives as early as is possible, and bottle the brilliant green juice.
The distinctive red bottles block out all light that might compromise the flavor. For the discerning food lover, this is the once a year chance to enjoy the best of the best. It is an exclusive and limited edition released by the Vañó family.
Each year’s release is commemorated with a newly designed bottle label, created by a person from Spain who has excelled in their field and appreciated fine olive oil. This year, Castillo de Canena asked sports and news journalist Matías Prats to design the labels of the iconic cherry-colored First Day of Harvest olive oil bottles.
“We would like to thank Matías for the opportunity he gave us to work with him and for his support in this 16th edition of our First Day of Harvest. He is someone very much in tune with the philosophy of Castillo de Canena, the living image of an excellent family legacy, of professional effort and perseverance, and of a job well done over the years”, says Rosa Vañó, Marketing and Sales Director of Castillo de Canena.
Prats is the son of famous journalist Matías Prats Cañete and the father of Matías Prats Chacón, another journalist. He’s been involved in the world of radio and television communication since the early 1970s. He debut in the Weekend News in 1976, and his well-known, characteristic voice has narrated major moments in our recent history, from the arrival of democracy in Spain to the September 11 attacks, not to mention countless sports events.
Prat is close to hitting the milestone of presenting 10,000 news programs and he has received several awards for his professional work and his extensive career, including the Ondas Award (1996), several Iris and TP de Oro awards for best news anchor, the International Press Club award in 2018, the IV Santiago Castelo Award and, most recently, the I Pepe Oneto National Journalism Award.
Castillo De Canena olive oils are produced by the renowned Vañó family in Andalusia. For centuries, they have produced olive oil near their 16th century castle in the foothills of the Sierra Mágina. The company takes its name from the castle itself.
Castillo de Canena carefully supervises their olive groves and hand selects olives at the peak time for creating this exceptional olive oil with the perfect balance of aroma and flavor.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Serving size 1 tbsp (15ml). Servings per container about 33. Calories 120. Total fat 14g (22%), Saturated fat 2g (10%), Sodium 0mg (0%), Total carbohydrate 0g (0%), Dietary fiber 0g (0%), Protein 0g. Not a significant source of trans fat, cholesterol, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Use and Care
Store in a cool, dark place.
May We Suggest
"Exceptional product! The flavour is a little strong for the uses I had intended for it however."
Brian - Edmonton, AB May 2013
"An excellent I highly recommend. When in Spain I purchase this Olive Oil and the variedad picual, both great products. The price is also a great buy."
michael - sacramento, California August 2012
"Olive oil at it's best. Rich and spicy and delectable. Truly spectacular flavor."
Joy - November 2011
"i liked it so much i purchased a new one to replace the empty one we have only used it to drizzle, magnificent"
allan - June 2011
"Love the fresh green olive fruit and silky buttery flavor. Has a spicy finish that I personally do not like as much as other Arbequina oils."
Frank - June 2009