Melgarejo Picual (Spain)
This Spanish varietal grown by world-renowned Melgarejo is fruity and intensely green with notes of tomato leaf, peach, and artichoke. It has a creamy center and a desirable peppery finish with an intense emerald hue to match. Established in 1780, the Melgarejo estate is located in Jaén, a city in southern Spain famous for its EVOOs.
Use for: Cooking, bold dips, dressings, and finishes, and anywhere you want an antioxidant boost.
Crushed October 2021
Made in Spain
Awards: Gold Medal, Olive Japan International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition
Organoleptic Taste Profile:
Fruitiness 5.8 Bitterness 4.5 Pungency 5.0
Chemistry (as measured at time of crush):
Biophenols 431.0ppm FFA 0.15 Oleic Acid 76.5 Peroxide 3.6 DAGs: 97.8 PPP <1.0 Squalene 10,715 A-Tocopherols 341.6ppm