The Valduezas are serious farmers, a state of mind which is reflected in the terroir of their hard, rugged, Extremaduran estate. They are simply determined to do things well, and this includes employing the best Spanish agronomist to help them in their choice of olive varieties and where on the farm to plant them.
The Valdueza Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from Arbequina, Picual, Hojiblanca and Morisca olives, blended by expert Cristino Lobillo Rios. It is a very elegant oil and this year's Valdueza smells fresh and heady – orange zest and bitter leaves are detectable, while in the mouth there is a rounded nuttiness which balances these flavours. With creeping spice, the black-pepper finish lasts long in the mouth, mingling with notes of orange flesh, too.
Stock your pantry with this magnum bottle and drizzle with abandon atop fresh salads, roasted vegetables and more.