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MAIN VARIETIES OF FLAVOR, AROMA AND QUALITY
Aragón, Catalonia and Andalusia
It is greenish, very fruity, and slightly sweet, with notes of almond, apple and artichoke. This is a very popular oil among large bottling companies and urban consumers.
Toledo and Ciudad Real
This variety is golden yellow; it has a fresh, pronounced aroma with touches of ripe apple, since olive collection is usually at the end of the harvest. It has a fruity flavor, with body and a slightly bitter finish which persists on the palate. The ripe fruit aftertaste is very pleasant. It is a very balanced oil.
Originally from the regions of Baena and Priego, in the southeastern portion of Córdoba province, Priego is located in Subbética Natural Park, and the weather is responsible for the excellent, unique organoleptic qualities of oils from this area. Picuda is very harmonious overall. It is green and has a very fine taste and is persistent on the palate, with notes of green almonds and grass. It naturally complements the Picual and Hojiblanca varieties.
This oil is green, as the olives are collected early in the harvest. It has an intense fresh and fruity flavor with notes of grass and green almonds. It usually has bitter and piquant notes. Leading oils of this variety are known all over the world.
Picual, which has a very distinct personality, is the most largely produced oil worldwide. An early-harvest oil, it is obtained through cold extraction methods and is one of the best olive oils available. It is very complex and balanced, with notes of tomato, mint, green leaves and grass. It is bitter and piquant in the mouth and has a lot of body.
Northern Cáceres and southern Salamanca
This oil has balanced piquant, bitter, and sweet notes and strong green fruit flavor. It also has a high oleic acid content.
Logroño, Tarragona, Teruel and the Balearic Islands
This variety is very pleasant in the mouth due to its sweet flavor and the absence of spice and bitterness. It has an apple and almond aftertaste. It is an excellent quality oil with an oleic acid content of close to 70%. It is light yellow in color as the olives are collected late in the harvest.