This single-varietal extra virgin olive oil, produced using 100% Manzanilla Cacereña olives, is the estate oil of Almazara As Pontis.
Vieiru DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil carries a Gata-Hurdes DOP (designation of origin), which ensures that the olives must be of high stability, virgin, and of a pure, single varietal olive with no mixtures. The region of Sierra de Gata-Hurdes is located in the northwest of the Extremadura, where Manzanilla Cacereña olive trees reach their maximum quality.
Upon harvest, the olives are pressed on site using a state-of-the-art Pieralisi oil mill. The entire production is sustainable, taking place within a comprehensive, eco-friendly integration: olives from the estate's old groves; power generated by a biodigester; water purified in-house and recycled; and crushed olives used as fertilizer the groves. Almazara As Pontis has won many awards, and has been recognized as The Best Olive Oil Mill in Spain by the Spanish Association of Olive Municipalities (AEMO)—a stunning achievement for this small, artisanal producer.
2022 Harvest Notes
This elegant extra virgin olive oil is light-to-medium-bodied with a fresh aroma of grass and green tomato. It has a rich, velvety mouthfeel and herbaceous flavor—especially basil and mint—with a pronounced fruitiness and pleasant pepperiness.
This great all-purpose oil is very versatile: make pan con tomate or drizzle over freshly sliced tomatoes sprinkled with Fleur de Sel; dress salads made with fresh vegetables or fruits such as plums or oranges; marinate shrimp or fish before grilling; use as the base for alioli and serve alongside fideuà with clams.