Corti Brothers Green Harvest Arbequina extra virgin olive oil has the the influence of Marino Uceda and his family.
Marino Uceda is probably the most important oil technician in Spain. Having retired from his position at Jaen Oil Station, he now acts as consultant for oil production both in Spain and throughout the world, with his company IADA INGENIEROS. His daughter Mercedes is following in his footsteps.
It won a gold medal at the Los Angeles International Competition where, (full disclosure) I Darrell Corti am the chairman, but do not taste the oils.
It comes from Ecija (Sevilla), selected by Mercedes Uceda and milled also at Almazares Aguilar. The fruit is from an intensive planting, mechanically harvested with excellent fruit condition between 10-19 October 2019. Seven kilos of fruit produced one kilo of oil. Both oil were filtered after extraction for stability. Arbequina is a Catalan variety, which produces the two first denominations of origin oils in Spain: Borges Blanques and Siurana. Arbequina is now widely planted in the south of Spain and throughout the world, especially California. When harvested early, as was this oil, it retains its characteristic green fruitiness with soft palate hints of bitterness and pungency. Delicacy and softness are characteristics of this variety’s oil. Harvested early, when still green in color, it does not lose its fruity character by becoming flat tasting. The oil was bottled for Corti Brothers on 20 June, 2020.