If you love a grassy olive oil with a bit of a bite on the finish (hello polyphenols!), this single varietal Picual extra virgin olive oil from Capay Valley, CA is sure to delight.
Ours has a big, green fruit flavor with notes of cut grass, tomato leaf, green herbs and a fresh, slightly bitter, medium-peppery finish.
Harvest Date: Oct 2022 - Jan 2023
Picual is an olive cultivar originally from Spain, and is the most commonly grown olive in the world today, for good reason! It generally yields a high percentage of oil, and is high in polyphenols, win-win.
Use it for cold applications and finishing, when you really want to taste the bright piquancy of EVOO, such as for dipping bread, dressing salads, and drizzling over grilled or steamed veggies, avocado toast and creamy cheeses like burrata and ricotta.