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MASTER MIX OF OUR AUTOCTON VARIETIES
Our master taster tests the production of oils from our main varieties every year and determines which is the best blend to obtain an improved oil that is identified as unique and inspiring. For this, we make different mixtures of our quintessential Arqbequina variety, the counterpoint or ideal offered by the world-renowned Picual variety and the indigenous character of our traditional Blanqueta, a variety native to our growing area. The oil of the "Picual" variety has a strong personality, presenting specific sensorial nuances that make it easily identifiable in all varietal oils. The oil of the "Blanqueta" variety is characterized by its fluidity and intense fruitiness together with a good fragrance. It is a very fruity oil, with a slight apple flavor, slightly herbaceous green, somewhat bitter and spicier.
The art of mixing
The art of getting the best blend is an interactive experience of learning about olive oil, feeling its aroma, trying its flavor notes and finally creating the right blend. In the Spanish culture there is a centuries-old knowledge about Olive Oil. That is intrinsic in the way of feeling and creating a fabulous mix. Smelling the Olive Oil can give you an idea of whether it is fruity, and whether it was harvested with the ripe or greener fruit. Bitterness and itchiness are notes that also influence and can lead to a multitude of sensations. After trying the oils separately and their successive different blends each year we try to get the best blend possible to obtain an oil that inspires and transports us to the most extraordinary sensations, we know that perfection does not exist but with each harvest we start again to move forward in our art