Olive Oil CASAS DE HUALDO Picual 500ml
Olive oil comes from different cultivars in different varieties produced by different companies. Extra virgin olive oil is the purest and of highest quality olive oil despite the cultivar from which it is extracted. At present, the market is full of olive oil producers which are selling EVOO and other graded olive oils, but the difference lies in the variety, soil where the trees are grown and the organoleptic properties the product holds.
So, here I am introducing a company which is not only famous for its landscape and the natural privileges it holds, but is also very famous for its exclusive olive oil range that holds fine, and versatile arganoleptic properties.
Casas De Hualdo, a one of its name. It is located in an ancient city Toledo, situated on a hill through which river Tagus passes by above the Castilla-La-Mancha plains in central Spain. The beautiful landscape and the coexistence of natural wild fauna and flora adds much value to our olive groves. We not only focus on the production of our crops, but also find it our responsibility to take care of our mother nature, thus sustainability is also our utmost priority.
Olive Oil Picual 500ml is from our best product range. It is pure extra virgin olive oil produced by the cold press method. Let’s have a look at the main features of this product!
Tasting note of Casas de Hualdo - Picual olive oil
Aromas of green leaf, tomato, green banana and even licorice are appreciated.
In the mouth it is robust, persistent and intense.
Casas De Hualdo Picual is an early harvest product. It is obtained at the earliest ripening stage and within 6 hours of harvesting it is set for processing. Our mill is located at the base of our farms so there is minimum to no delay in fruit processing and oil extraction. This care is taken because if the harvested fruit is slightly bruised and is delayed for processing, then it began to deteriorate and this abruptly affects the quality of the end product.
Picual, after Arbequina, is the most widespread olive variety in the world. Its origin is basically Andalusia, but its intense density feature has perfectly adapted to our land’s climatic and soil conditions.
Olive Oil picual is an intense oil, special by its high persistence and comes with great complexity. The olives which are selected for oil extraction at the perfect stage of ripeness produces a fresh green-yellow juice. When the bottle is opened a profound and complex aroma deluges out, and when it is tasted, a robust—intense flavor rushes into the mouth that activates all the taste buds.
Attributes of Picual Olive Oil 500ml
- Chemical parameters: Acidity: 0.4%, which is due to the presence of high levels of polyphenol Oleuropein (587 ppm), Peroxide index: 1.8 meq, Esters: 10 ppm
- Taste: Aromas of green leaf, green banana, fresh cut green grass, peppermint, green apples, herbs and artichoke makes this oil very special. It holds a bitter flavor followed by different fruity notes
- Pairs Best With: Casas De Hualdo Picual has a richness of aromas which makes it perfect for consumption with green salads and sautéed vegetables. It also goes well with seasonal green asparagus. It also compliments blue fish, baked meat, stuffed aubergines, cabbage and mushrooms with garlic. It can also be consumed with various rice dishes, cured sheep’s cheese of manchego cheese boards, and meatballs with tomato sauce.
Now, let’s talk about how our company is playing its role in maintaining the sustainable environment.
Each and every step of our work reflects our commitment and morale. In Casas De Hualdo, we are well aware of the responsibility towards the environment of the territory which we inhabit. Therefore, merely producing high quality product is not enough. It is mandatory for us to keep a 360º vision of our activities which encompass all the aspects of production. It includes excellence in the end product, social commitment, respect and care for the environment, and continuous innovation with improvement.
One of the fundamental aspect is the responsible and careful power consumption, which promotes environmental sustainability. Owing to this, in 2018 we made a commitment to preserve our resources and installed largest photovoltaic plants for solar pumping on our farms. This facility, on our farms, covered an area of 1.3 hectares with power of 567 kWp. Produced energy is utilized for irrigation of 270ha of olive groves and 100ha of herbaceous crops.
By taking full advantage of our blessed location and adopting a very sensitive behavior towards the importance of water, we have installed modern irrigation systems. Such methods are adopted for land irrigation, which are dependent upon strict necessary water usage in the best possible manner. Minimum intervention and prevention methods are adopted for pest and disease management so that the natural fauna and flora gets the best protection and care. Environmental certificates like ISO 14.001 or the carbon footprint calculation reflects our sincere commitment towards our environment.
Casas De Hualdo is a certified and verified olive oil producer. Our enthusiasm and hard work can be seen in our high quality, and pure products. The unique characteristics of our products make them outstanding and exclusive from all other items available in the market. So, why not give us a try and let your taste buds experience something pure and great.
Olive Oil Casas De Hualdo
Deep roots, regarding the cultivation of olives and the production of olive oil, can be found in the history of Spain. The olive is known as a symbol of peace and the tree which produces these olives (olea europea) are known to have been cultivated for more than 6000 years ago around the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, until a few years ago, Spain’s olive oil was relatively unknown. It was because the olive oil was sold in bulk amount, rather than sold by the companies with their own tags in decent packaging.
Today, oil producers have gradually earned their place in the national and international market. This step of olive oil producers is increasing the knowledge and admiration for Spanish olive oil, owing to its unique yet wholesome properties as an exceptional product.
In an ancient city Toledo, situated on a hill above the Castilla-La-Mancha plains in central Spain, a well known olive oil company is situated. It is, Casa De Hualdo, the best quality olive oil producer in the region with multiple awards to applaud and reflect its hard and enthusiastic work.
Casas De Hualdo
Toledo city has a beautiful landscape. The Tagus river passes through this city, its southern side climbs from the meadows to the alluvial fan of piedmont deposits of the mountains. The farms of our olive grooves are spread across this amazing geographical setting. Olives have been grown over this land for hundreds of years. That is why, this region is called as an ancient city of olives.
The climate is quite hard, with very hot, dry summers and cold winters. This harsh climate favors the controlled growth of pests and diseases. As the climate is dry, modern deficit irrigation methods and little rainfall considerably help in attaining the desirable quality of the fruit. It helps in obtaining even the delicate oils by decelerating the excessive, vigorous growth of trees.
Autumn season is cold, but without freezing temperature, ensuring optimum conditions for harvesting. The harvested fruit is immediately rushed to the mill for further processing to prevent any kind of deterioration. From year to year, we have successfully thrived, our passion and determination has helped us to maintain our status near to perfection.
The Casas De Hualdo farm is situated in a privileged area. Crops coexist with natural wild fauna and flora. The diversified species in this natural area are one of the aspects that leaves an enormous positive impact upon the olive groves.
As an immense heritage is under the Casas De Hualdo management, so we find it our responsibility to take great care of it and make its conservation compatible with our work and the crops we grow.
On our farms, crops like corn, wheat, barley, alfalfa, peas, to pistachio are cultivated. A herd of native Manchego sheep is also present. This entire set is considered by the farmers as a “closed cycle”, which helps in attaining and maintaining the nature itself. Cereals and alfalfa are used as sheep feed, the manure is used as fertilizer for the olive groves and other crops. The soil of the olive groves is rich in natural minerals and elements, where wild grass grows. It is only cut at a certain moment, and the remains are left on the ground to serve as natural fertilizer. The same process is carried out with the branches, which are cut during the pruning season. These branches are later grinded and then added to the soil to add lots of minerals that the tree needs.
The process of Casas de Hualdo
Our motto is “the search for excellence”. From farm to the mill, our entire team works with dedication and enthusiasm so that our fruit reaches the end consumer in the form of elegant oils that contain flavor, aroma and enormous healthy properties.
At Casas De Hualdo, an exhaustive follow up of the crop is carried out through the year. The management of the soil, different phases of development and plant growth, sanitary state, pampering, thus each and every step is carefully handled. Modern techniques are adopted like drip irrigation or fertirrigation that positively impacts our olive groves.
Our experience has helped a lot in our decision making process. We can precisely decide the perfect time of harvesting of different olive varieties by monitoring the maturation through constant observation. Harvesting is usually done between the months of October and November. Our most of the products are from early harvest which allows us to preserve the pure and unique aroma, flavor and other chemical properties in our final products.
From reception to packing, all steps are technically handled to extract the best from the fruit. The location of the olive mill is at the foot of the field, a place where olives can be immediately brought after harvesting. To avoid deterioration, olives are processed within 6 hours. The temperature is kept below
are processed within six hours of being picked. During extraction, the temperature is kept below 25ºC to prevent the loss of the most volatile components and aromas.
Olive oil, after production, is kept under optimum conditions in the cellar. It is bottled only on demand, which allows the oil to stay fresh for a long time period in the stainless steel tanks between 18 to 22 ºC throughout the year.
From our each harvest, 70,000 liters of premium extra virgin olive oil is produced from the olive grove. Our commitment to quality has grown our business to double exports to more than 35 countries each season. We not only sell our products, but also spread our culture of extra virgin olive oil.
Casas De Hualdo, is not just a simple olive oil producing company, rather it is a commitment to the nature and the oil consumers. We only thrive towards excellence, and aims at the provision of premium extra virgin olive oil of different varieties and properties. Through our online store and brick & mortar outlets, we are serving our customers the best of our products. Feel free to visit us and try our subtle olive oil, a taste which your taste buds have not experienced before.
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