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Melgarejo Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Melgarejo Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This popular Spanish varietal literally means “white leaf” and is prized for its signature smoothness and clean flavour profile. This Early Harvest Hojiblanca is crafted by one of the world’s most decorated producers and is extremely fruity. It is also one of the milder extra virgin olive oils in our selection.

Harvest:  2012

Country / Region: Spain

Intensity: Mild

Tasting Profile / Serving Suggestions: This Spanish Hojiblanca presents a complex nose with notes of berry, stone fruit, and red apple. You may also notice a hint of banana and confectionary notes. With just a hint of pepper and no bitterness this is a beautiful example of a well made, mild olive oil. It has a light and delicate texture and consistency, and works well as a finishing oil over simple dishes including steamed vegetables, various seafoods, rice, sauce-less pasta, and salads. A great oil to toss your popcorn with!

Chemical Analysis at time of crush:
Free Fatty Acids (FFA):                      0.1%
Peroxides:                                           7.8 mEqO2/kg
Oleic Acid:                                          76.3
Polyphenols:                                        181 mg caffeic acid//kg
DAG:                                                  97.1
PPP:                                                    < 0.2
Harvest / Crush Date:                          2012 / November

Sensory Evaluation:
Fruitiness: 5.0
Bitterness: 3.0
Pungency: 3.5

Size: 200ml / 375ml / 750ml

 Elegantly presented in a dark glass bottle to help prevent exposure to harmful UV light.
NOTE: We bottle only upon receipt of your online order, or in front of you in-store.

Filed Under: oil

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