Gran Clos Extra Virgin Olive OilHandmade from 100% cold-pressed Arbequina olives
Soil and microclimate are just as important to olive trees as they are to vines. The flavours of olive oil are greatly affected by their terroir and by the manner in which they are handled and pressed. The oils of Tuscany typically exhibit a peppery finish while the olives of Catalunya are renowned for their zesty citrus and almond characters. Planting olive trees around the borders of vineyards is an ancient Priorat tradition stretching back many centuries.
Olive oils from trees in the Priorat region are bottled under the strict regulations of the Siurana appellation—the olive trees on the Gran Clos estate are 100% Arbequina. This varietal, the most popular in Siurana, is small in size, with a tiny yield (approximately 15kg of oil from 100kg olives) that delivers exceptional quality and concentration of flavor. We cold press our olives the same day as they are harvested to capture the best of the aroma and flavor.
We made only 999 bottles in the 2006 harvest and hope that each one goes to a deserving home!
From olive trees—some over 100 years old— growing in the slate soil of our award-winning Priorat vineyards. Harvest and pressing
The olives are shaken from the tree by hand, then collected in nets and cold pressed the same day. Olives
100% Arbequina Best before
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