Extra Virgin Empeltre Olive Oil

4,5027,00

The Empeltre variety is characteristic of the autochthonous region of Terra Alta where it is labeled Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). With 60-70% of the production area, the Empeltre is the dominating variety in Vilalba dels Arcs where the geo-climatic conditions allow it to thrive in the Mediterranean sun and the dry, cold winters.

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The Empeltre olive trees are one of the oldest varieties in Spain. They can reach a significant size, although their rooting capacity is low, which forces to practice the grafting as the main reproduction method. In fact, it is believed that its name derivates from the Catalan word empelt (graft) because this variety was grafted to some older ones.

Its leaves are deep green and very bright; its olives are jet black. It has an early fruit maturation, which goes from the first week of November to the first week of December.