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Organic Arbequina | Cold extraction
Oli Finques Verd 0,50L
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Oli Finques Verd 0,50L

Terraced estates that sketch the dry landscape of Vallbona de les Monges, testimony to a agricultural past that makes its presence felt. Finques Verd Oil is made on these plots of organic Arbequina olive trees, the outcome of resilient farming.

This oil is the juice of the early olives, harvested during the first few weeks of the season when they are still green. That is where their colour and the sensory properties of this greenness come from: the fresh scents of grass, almond, artichoke and tomato plant. Intense, with markedly bitter and spicy notes, these wild flavours recall the start of the harvest.

An aromatic intensity provided by the high polyphenol content that boosts the antioxidant properties of this oil. An organic extra virgin olive oil representative of the varietal traits of the Arbequina, the traditional, local variety of this area close to the town of Arbeca, where the name comes from.

Terroir

ORIGIN: Estates in Vallbona de les Monges, 500-600 metres above sea level. Olive trees that grow on the side terraces that shape the centuries-old drystone walls, cultivated following organic farming criteria in a rain-fed regime.
SOIL: Side terraces at the bottom of the valley defined by the Maldanell River, with variable depths.
CLIMATE: The climate is continental Mediterranean, with cold dry winters and hot summers tempered by the soft evening breeze blowing in from the sea that cools the night. The scarce rainfall is concentrated in autumn and spring (350-450 mm yearly). A climate on the edge that marks the boundaries for olive tree growing and encourages a higher concentration of antioxidants.

Varieties

Arbequina

Farming

Certified organic dry land farming. Manual harvest during the first weeks of the season.

Oil processing

Oil obtained by mechanical procedures. Cold preparation of the oil (<27ºC), light stirring and centrifugal extraction in two phases. Gently filtered to preserve the organoleptic qualities as much as possible.

Production

2020 harvest: 1.300 bottles

Olive tree culture and oil making process

Certified organic dry land olive tree farming. From the field, we transport the olives to the reception yard in small mesh crates of 11 to 13 kg to keep them under optimal conditions through to manufacture. The olives are ground with a Tuscan hammer mill then stirred briefly (<45 minutes) at a low temperature (22-25ºC) using the cold extraction process. The oil is separated by centrifugation in two phases and later gently filtered. Packaged in small batches and available only in November and December.

Analysis

Acidity (% oleic acid): <0,15
Polyphenols (mg/kg, ppm): 280-350 ppm
Oleic acid: >70%

Sensory profile

Fruitiness of the olive: >5,5
Bitterness: >4,2
Spiciness: >4,6

Tasting notes

Fresh, wild scents with touches of fresh grass, almond, artichoke and tomato plant. Registers of aromas that evoke greenness. Intense and aromatic, with a marked presence of the bitter and spicy notes of fresh register. This oil is perfect for enjoying straight from the bottle, brightening basic dishes where it steps into the spotlight, such as with sourdough bread, steamed fish and raw or steamed vegetables.

Finques Verd is a seasonal oil, only available in November and December. We recommend using it quickly to appreciate all the organoleptic properties. 

Awards

Guia Peñin 2020: xxx punts
Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2020: XXXXX punts