Arbequina olive oil Organic | L’Estornell | Catalonia, Spain


In addition to a conventional olive grove, the Veá family also has an organically certified grove with Arbequina olives. These olives and those from organically certified farmers in the vicinity are used for this extra virgin olive oil. With an organic olive oil, the farmer uses no chemical pesticides and only uses natural fertilizers (such as the weeds and flowers that are picked around the trees themselves). The Arbequina olive is ideal for organic production. In winter the temperatures are low and in summer it is very hot; an unfavorable combination for insects. The olives are harvested and pressed in mid-November.


producer Gerard Veá and organic farmers near Lleida
country Spain
region Lleida
olive variety organic Arbequina
harvest 2023-2024

taste: soft, hay, nuts
bitter: soft
pepper: medium

Biologische Arbequina Olijfolie van de familie Veá

De familie heeft naast een conventionele olijfgaard ook een biologisch gecertificeerde gaard met Arbequina olijven. Deze olijven en die van biologisch gecertificeerde boeren in de nabije omgeving worden gebruikt voor deze extra vergine biologische arbequina olijfolie. Bij een biologische olijfolie gebruikt de boer geen chemische bestrijdingsmiddelen en maakt hij alleen gebruik van natuurlijke mest (zoals het onkruid en bloemen die geplukt worden rondom de bomen zelf). De Arbequina olijf leent zich uitstekend voor biologische productie. In de winter zijn de temperaturen laag en in de zomer is het erg warm; een ongunstige combinatie voor insecten. De olijven worden half november geoogst en geperst.

producent Gerard Veá en biologische boeren in de omgeving van Lleida
land Spanje
streek Lleida
olijfsoort biologische Arbequina, biologische Arbequina olijfolie
oogst 2022-2023

smaak zacht, hooi, noten
bitter zacht
peper medium

About the olive oil

This oil is produced from organic “Arbequina” olives from our real estates, as well as the production of eleven other growers in our region. Production is therefore limited. All product origins are controlled and certified by the CCPAE – Catalan Council of the Organic Producticon – under the EEC standards. Each farmer gets the certification after three years once they have started the organic way to grow the olive trees. During this time they consider that the soil has eliminated all the sulfites that have been used before. The climate in our region is ideal for the organic farming of the Arbequina olive trees. During the winter, temperatures are very low (falling to between –5 and –7 degrees at its lowest) and it is often foggy. These two factors cause a layer of frost to form on the olives, which helps us to eliminate most of the insects and also maintains the temperature of the olives at a minimum of 0 degrees. Conversely, the summer is very hot and dry which controls the number of insects, ensuring that they do not adversely affect the olives.

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Gewicht 0.865 kg