A fruity ripe olive oil, with notes of tomato and dried fruit and a slightly spicy finish.
This exceptional oil comes from an olive grove in the village of Monte da Oliveira Velha, 17 km from Évora and 25 km from Estremoz in Alentejo. It is produced at only 700 litres per year, from a single variety of Galician olives from the same small olive grove.
Why I love it
- A sweet and round taste in the mouth.
- A single olive grove and a single variety of olives.
- Quality as sole concern.
Features and characteristics
- Production region: Alentejo
- Origin: A single olive grove.
- Acidity: Less than 0.1%.
- Capacity: 250 ml
- Keep away from light, heat and odours.
The olive grove
The history of the Santo Amaro house begins with the creation of the Morgadio de Santo Amaro on October 14, 1687, and is currently in the hands of the eighth generation of the family.
Casa de Santo Amaro olive oils are producer oils because from the production of olives to the extraction of olive oil, its packaging and marketing, everything is done on the farm.
This olive oil is packaged in an opaque glass bottle so as not to alter its taste. Once at home keep your bottle of olive oil as well and store it in a dry place away from any heat source.
Of course this olive oil can be used for cooking, but that would be a pity. Book it for simple seasonings, or better yet, offer it with fresh bread as an aperitif, in the Portuguese style. And why not, use a tasting plate for olive oil.