Bearing in mind that oils from a previous harvest have far fewer properties (as they deteriorate) than those from the new harvest, it is very important to buy from reliable shops where they always sell the latest harvest. Therefore, we will tell you when is the best time to buy new harvest extra virgin olive oil.
In Aceite Oliva Online we take up the blog again to give you some great news: the oils from the new harvest 2020-2021 are now available in our shop. During the months of October and November in the oil mills that bet on the quality of the EVOO of our country, are producing the oils that we will be able to enjoy all this year.
If you are wondering why it is better to consume oils from the new harvest, you should know that the first oils, or those known as “early harvest oils” or, worse called, “first pressed oils“, have organoleptic properties that are much closer to the flavours and smells of olives when they are turning colour, with a multitude of fruity and floral notes.
This creates the right alchemy for a neophyte in the world of extra virgin olive oil to be able to appreciate subtleties that are lost over the months or that no longer appear in later oils, such as aromas of apple, freshly cut grass, banana, almond, etc.
Best time to buy in the first months of the new harvest
The best time, without a doubt, to buy extra virgin olive oil is at the beginning of each harvest. Freshly extracted oils have fruity aromas that are then lost over time.
The oil, unlike wine, deteriorates over time and the aromas and flavours are lost. The oil is something alive, when it is recently extracted and made with good practices, the oil has a taste of the fruit it comes from, the olive.
Then, as the months go by, it gradually loses many properties, the faster the oil is made. That is to say, if the oil that was made was of high quality, this oil will keep much better in time. If, on the other hand, the oil was harvested late or the manufacturing processes were not done well and the result was a low quality oil, then this oil will deteriorate very quickly, in a matter of a few months.
Advantages of early harvesting or first pressing oil
Although the term “first pressing” comes from an ancient technique that is not used today, the name is still used as a synonym for a premium extra virgin olive oil that preserves all its properties intact to become a real culinary jewel.
Nowadays we must call the oil that emerges from this first harvest as an early harvest extra virgin olive oil that has probably followed a cold extraction process. This is because the extraction of the oil is done at a low temperature, the temperature is not increased (with which they obtain greater yields) so as not to damage the fruit and to extract the oils as close as possible to that of the olive inside.
The result is a premium or gourmet early harvest oil with very beneficial health properties, such as a high content of natural antioxidants such as polyphenols and tocopherols.
Early harvest and cold extraction oil
Spanish early harvest oil has won countless awards in competitions in many countries around the world. In addition to being the leading producer, Spain, with up to 43% of the total, is also one of the most awarded producers.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Spain has 1,756 oil mills distributed among 13 Autonomous Communities, with Andalusia accounting for the majority with 45% of these.
At Aceite Oliva Online we have a wide variety of 100% Andalusian brands that come from Jaen, Malaga, Granada, Cordoba and Almeria, some of which have won awards such as Finca La Torre, Castillo de Canena, Almazaras de la Subbética, Oro del desierto, Oro Bailén, etc. We also have extra virgin olive oils from Navarra such as Hacienda de Queiles and other La Mancha regions such as the award-winning Casas de Hualdo.
Our customers can be sure that they are buying extra virgin olive oil from the 2020-2021 harvest through our shop, as our direct dealings with the oil mill allow us to have early harvest oils.
You can contact us to know more about our new harvest oils through the chat you will find in our shop, the telephone (+34) 615 373 477 or the mail email@example.com