Marques De Grinon “Oleum Artis ” Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Predominantly Picual varietal olives blended with Arbequina olives
Golden hue with intense aromas of green tomatoes, freshly mowed grass, artichoke and green almonds with a spicy and persistent finish
Use on roasted vegetables, cured meats and grilled fish. Excellent with pasta or to dip fresh crust bread
Available in: 16.9 fl oz / 500ml
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From the Carlos Falco family farm near Toledo, Spain, this ultra premium extra virgin olive oil has a gleaming golden hue with exceptionally vivid and intense aromas. The scent is reminiscent of green tomatoes, freshly mowed grass, artichoke and green almonds. On the palate, it exhibits beautifully concentrated green vegetable and nutty aromas. Its finish is pleasantly spicy and persistent indicating its high poliphenol content (antioxidants); seven times that of the average oil. It is estate bottled in dark Bordeaux style glass like those of the family's world class wines. The oil is made predominantly from Picual olives and is custom blended with Arbequina olives; it is then processed within two hours of being harvested. It adds refinement and flavor when drizzled over roasted vegetables, cured meats and grilled fish. It is also excellent for tossing with pasta and salads or simply dipping a piece of wonderful crusty bread.
BEST OF CLASS AWARD AT THE 2013 LA OLIVE OIL COMPETITION, 2008 NASFT OUTSTANDING OLIVE OIL, SILVER FINALIST, 2014 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COMPETITION GOLD AWARD NORTH HEMISPHERE NON-ORGANIC OIL GOLD MEDAL; PAGOS DE FAMILIA MARQUéS DE GRI
Marques de Grinon is an 800 year old estate in the region of Toledo, now led by Carlos Falcó and his daughter Xandra. Inspired by his time studying at UC Davis in the 70's, Carlos returned home to Spain where he became a pioneer of modern viticulture in Spain; he was the first to plant Syrah and Petit Verdot in Spain and is recognized as a well known producer of top quality pago wines. Olive oil is one of Carlo's great passions and he has spent many years and many resources to obtain the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. Under Xandra's direction, Marques de Grinon has developed into one of the top olive oils in the world. Awarded 98 points from Flos Olei for the third year in a row, Marques de Grinon was also celebrated as mill of the year in 2013. The close attention to detail and the exacting standards of the Falco family have resulted in a truly exceptional olive oil.