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Incredibly Fresh & Peppery Picual Oil
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This exceptional Picual oil is a brilliant golden green color with a fragrance of herbs and artichokes. The first taste has hints of citrus with a bold peppery finish. For the afficionado, this is the finest quality extra virgin olive oil in all of Spain - and perhaps the world!
First Day of Harvest means just that - the Vaño family chooses the peak time for harvesting, just before they are fully ripe. On the very first day, they press the olives, yielding a super fresh olive oil packed with chlorophyll and antioxidants - healthy and incredibly flavorful!
If the olive pickers waited just a few days later, they would have harvested riper olives which would have produced double the amount of olive oil. But the oil would not have been as pristine and flavorful. That is what makes this limited edition oil so special.
Each year’s release is commemorated with a newly designed bottle label, created by a person who has excelled in their field and appreciated fine olive oil. This year, Castillo de Canena asked singer, composer and record producer Juan Luis Guerra to design the labels of the iconic cherry-colored First Day of Harvest olive oil bottles.
Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most internationally recognized Latin artists of the last several decades. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling Latin musicians of all time. During his career, he was won 21 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. In 2012, he won a Latin Grammy Award for Producer of the Year.
"Working with an international artist of such renown as Juan Luis Guerra, a great lover of Spanish gastronomy, our country, and our extra virgin olive oils, has been an amazing experience. He’s left the imprint of his elegant and unmistakable style on one of the most beautiful and evocative labels in the 17 years of First Day of Harvest," highlights Rosa Vañó of Castillo de Canena.
The design of this year’s First Day of Harvest olive oil labels includes artwork of roses in full bloom, painted by Guerra’s wife. The artwork was created in honor of his successful album, "Bachata Rosa."
Castillo De Canena olive oils are cold pressed by the renowned Vañó family in Andalucía. For centuries, the Vañó family has grown olive trees and pressed them to make 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 producing olive oil with the perfect balance of aroma and flavor.
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