Señorío de Vizcántar
Brand: Aceites Vizcántar.
Certification of Quality: Denominación de Origen (D.O.P.) Priego de Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain.
Awards: Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the Year 2014 in World Ranking Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Grand Prestige Gold (2014) in Terraolivo and Olivinus (2014). Best Of Children in Olivinus Niños (2014). Gold (2014) Les Olivalies in France. Grand Mention (2015) in Orciolo D’oro in Italy.
Olive Groves: Wedged between the mountains of the Sierra Súbbetica and the borders of the provinces of Granada and Jaén, the olive groves of the Rodríguez family is located in the heart of Andalusia, Spain’s most southern region.
Olive Types: Picudo, a fresh, fruity oil; Hojiblanca, a mild, floral oil; and Picual, a peppery, bold oil.
Taste: Medium intensity. Aromatic, fruity with a perfect balance of herbal and floral aftertaste, and a hint of green. Medium bitterness and peppery finish.
Recommended Use: Señorío de Vizcántar extra virgin olive oil is for everyday use. It can be enjoyed by itself, with toast for breakfast, as dressing on salad, as a main ingredient of dishes. It is also ideal for frying due to the high presence of antioxidants and high oleic acid content.
This olive oil is also good for the skin and hair: it promotes smoothness and toned effects, creates a unique shine, as well easing friction during massages.
Be forewarned, just as it is hard to go back to drinking table wine once you had tasted something better, so is your days of selecting mass produced olive oil at the supermarket may soon come to an end once you realize in Señorío de Vizcántar a new world of flavor and excellence. — Ghenghis (Top 500 Reviewer) on June 23, 2013. Amazon.
How this olive oil is produced: The olive oil production process starts with the cultivation of the olive trees under strict phytosanitary controls for pests and disease.
After a careful harvest, the fruit is transported to the olive press for an immediate milling to avoid damage to the fruit.
After the milling and pressing of the olive paste at a temperature less than 28ºC, the “olive juice” or “liquid gold” is mechanically decanted in two phases.
Once the solids are separated from the liquid, the latter is channeled through a vertical centrifuge to remove remaining solid impurities. Another decanting gets rid of excess humidity and prepares the oil for storage in tanks.
Samples are taken from the storage tanks for evaluation by the Regulatory Council for the D.O. Priego de Córdoba.
A selection of oils from the best-scoring samples are assigned the trade name Señorío de Vizcántar.
Special Note: Denominación de Origen Protegida, Priego de Córdoba, certifies this Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) for its Origin & Quality.