The Extra Virgin Olive Oils from Almazaras de la Subbética are made in Córdoba. Some of them are protected by the Designation of Origin Priego de Córdoba. The oils protected by this Designation of Origin are made in the area of the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park.
It's most awarded and recognized oil is the organic Rincón de la Subbética EVOO. It has been considered the best olive oil in the world and the best organic olive oil in the world. It has won numerous awards during the last few years for its quality, its organic production method and its taste and smell nuances. In addition, they also have other recognised Extra Virgin Olive Oils, such as Parqueoliva Serie Oro EVOO.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Rincón de la Subbética is the jewel of Almazaras de la Subbética. It has been considered the best organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the world in 2012 and between 2015 and 2019, and it is also considered the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Spain.
The organoleptic features of this organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has the following properties:
Olfactory properties: Green oil with intense and complex fruity nuances. It has certain fruity reminiscences and with notes of citrus. In its aroma, you can see notes of grass, thyme and peppermint. You can also appreciate the notes of vegetables and tomatoes.
Taste properties: This oil is sweet on the palate, with a certain bitter and spicy taste of medium intensity. Its flavor is structured, long and persistent in the mouth. It is a balanced and harmonious oil.
These olive oils have been produced in the area of Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park, in the province of Córdoba. The rough orography of the land has been overcome thanks to the modernization of cultivation techniques and the use of machines, mixing technology and more traditional methods.
The type of climate in the area is continental Mediterranean with Atlantic influences. The rainfall regime is irregular in winter and scarce in summer. One of the main characteristics of this type of climate are temperature oscillations. Summers have high temperatures and mild winters. In general, the climate of the area is dry with arid winters.
Although the Rincón de la Subbética EVOO is the most famous and recognized of this mill, there are other olive oils of the highest quality and recognition. These are some of the extra virgin olive oils from this mill:
This oil is protected by the Priego de Córdoba Designation of Origin. This olive oil is coupage. It has been made using olives of different varieties. In this case, the picuda and hojiblanca olives have been used. Its smell is intense and fruity, with green nuances and a slight aroma of ripe fruit. In the mouth, the taste is harmonious between sweet, bitter and spicy. It is ideal to consume raw.
This olive oil is protected by the Priego de Córdoba Designation of Origin. This oil is coupage type, made using picuda and hojiblanca olives. The smell is medium-high fruity with fruity nuances of apple and green banana, with notes of vegetables and artichoke. Reminiscences of freshly cut grass and green almonds are perceived. It has a sweet taste at the beginning of green almond, bitter and medium spicy. It is perfect to consume raw, as in toasts or salads.
This extra virgin olive oil is of superior quality. Its smell is medium / high fruity with green and ripe features. In the mouth, it has a sweet touch at the beginning, with green almonds with a bitter and spicy touch of medium-high intensity.
This extra virgin olive oil is of the coupage variety, made with medium-intense fruity olives, with green and ripe nuances. Its flavour is soft and sweet on the palate, followed by a slight bitter and spicy flavor. Its flavor has touches of apple. It is perfect to consume raw and cooked.
The extra virgin olive oils from Almazaras de la Subbética have received numerous awards since 2012. Almazaras de la subbética has been awarded as the best oil mill in the world between 2016 and 2020 and its oils have been awarded around the world.
2018, 2019 and 2020. Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the world, by World’s Best Olive Oils. The recognition for the Best Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the world has been given too in 2019 and 2020.
2018, 2019, 2020. Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the EVOO World Ranking.
2020. Top 100 oils with a score of 90 points. Terraoleum (Spain)
2020. Best of the World Award. Monoculture (Italy)
2020. Gold Medal in Athena (Greece)
2020. Best in Class PDO and Best in Spain. JOOP Japan Olive Oil (Japan)
2019. Award for the second best intense green oil. Mario Solinas (Spain)
2019. Gold Medal in Oil China.
2019. Gold Medal in Los Angeles (United States)
2019. 2nd Prize for intense green fruity oils. Arboliva (Argentina).
2018. Gourmet Or. AVPA (France)
2018. Mençao Honorable. Ovibeja (Portugal)
2018. Grand Prestige Gold. Terraolivo (Israel)
2017. Gold, Best of Spain, Best Bio and Best Monovariety in Zurich (Switzerland)
2017. Silver Medal. Taste Olymp Award (UK)
2016. 3rd Place. Biopress (Germany)
2020. Top 5. Evoo World Ranking.
2019. Top 10 in the Evoo World Ranking and World’s best Olive Oils.
2018. 3rd position in the EVOO World Ranking and the top 10 in the world’s best olive oils.
2020. 1st Prize of the PDO Priego de Córdoba.
2020. 2nd Prize medium fruity. Pedro León Medallo (Spain)
2020. 38th place in the top 50. Freinschmecker (Germany)
2020. Gold Medal. Olive Japan.
2019. Gran Menzione Medium Frutate. Sol d'oro (Italy)
2019. Gold Medal in Oil China.
2019. Gold Great Prestige, Top 20, Presentation Awards and Award Selected by children. Olivinus (Argentina).
2018. Award from the Ministerio de Agricultura to the Special Food Award of Spain and 1st Place Bitter Green Fruity Oil.
2018. Silver Medal in Les Olivalies (France).
2018. Double Gold Medal in Athena (Greece).
2017. Gold Medal in Zurich (Switzerland).
2019 and 2020. Top 10 of the best organic EVOO in the world.
2018, 2019 and 2020. Top 20 and top 10 in the EVOO World Rankings.
2020. Top 100. Evooleum (Spain)
2020. 25 Points. Iberoleum (Spain)
2020. Great Menzioni. L’orciolo d’Oro (Italy)
2020. Grand Prize Organic. JOOP Japan Olive Oil.
2019. Gourmet Or. AVPA Paris (France)
2019. Gold Medal in Oil China.
2018. Prestige Gold. Terraolivo (Israel).
2018. Silver medal in Los Angeles (United States).
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils have numerous benefits and properties that distinguish them. These are some of its main benefits:
They are extracted from natural crops, pesticides and chemicals free.
The production methods are environmentally friendly. No process is harmful to the quality of the soil, just as energy resources are optimized and do not damage the rest of the natural resources of the olive grove.
Neither the flavor nor the quality of the product is lost. These oils maintain their essential properties and benefits.
Organic olive oils maintain their high quality since the olive harvesting period is done with handle care, and its resources are reused in order to preserve the biodiversity of the area.
Traditional production methods are respected. For example, the traditional shaking technique is used, ensuring that the product is local.
The method of production of extra virgin olive oils from Almazaras de La Subbética is very marked. The first fruits begin to bloom in spring and finally bear fruits around June.
Fruit selection: The fruit selection technicians visit the oil mill throughout the year to check that the fruit growth is developing correctly. This control is done in a very exhaustive way because it depends on the climate of the area. The days before the olive harvest, health of the fruit, maturation and size are measured.
Harvesting: This process is carried out at the optimum moment for harvesting the olives. It can be done mechanically or naturally. This process begins in mid-October and lasts until the end of November. The same day the olives are harvested, they are taken to the mill.
Reception of the olive: The olives are received at the oil mill. Each unloading of olives is supervised, in order to see if the best fruits have been collected.
Grinding and extraction: The olive is transferred to the mill to crush the olive and extract the oil. To obtain a better result, the resulting paste is beaten for a certain time and at controlled temperatures. Afterwards, vertical centrifugation is carried out to separate the oil and the pasta so the result is optimal.
Warehouse storage: The oil is stored in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of approximately 18 ºC, avoiding all contact with air. In addition, nitrogen is used to create an atmosphere and prevent the oil from oxidizing in contact with the air.
These EVOOs from Almazaras de las subbética have an infinity of varieties in terms of pairings. These are the combinations that they propose:
Rincón de la Subbética: It is perfect to consume raw. Some suggestions for consumption are toasts, toasts, gourmet dishes and salads and tomatoes, meat and blue fish.
Parqueoliva Serie Oro: It is perfect to consume raw due to its smell and taste nuances. Some suggestions for consumption are toasts, salads, carpaccio, pasta, meats, blue fish, and gourmet dishes.
Parqueoliva: It is recommended to consume raw. Some suggestions are in sauces, meats and blue and white fish.
Organic Almaoliva: Raw consumption with all kinds of salads, meats, blue and white fish, and gourmet toasts.
Alma Oliva Gran Selección: It is perfect for making gourmet fritters and for consuming in salads, bread and all kinds of food, stir-fries and preparing meats, fish and vegetables.