Alva Oliva: Aceite de oliva Virgen Extra

Variety Picudo

Variedad PicudoThe Picudo o Picuda, also known as carrasqueña of Cordoba, is surely the most emblematic variety of Cordoba and is covered by the DO of Baena and Priego de Córdoba. In the village of Luque is called "pajarero". The name comes because it says that its oil is so sweet that when they bite birds ripening fruit. This variety is widespread in the provinces of Cordoba, Granada, Málaga and Jaén.

The fruit ripening period between the fourth week of November until the end of December and the oil yield is high, without reaching picual values​​, but with figures close to 20%. Weevil olives are also used for table olives.

The organoleptic characteristics of the variety weevil are very good, with excellent balance and sweetness without harsh flavors. Sometimes you can find light flavors and aromas reminiscent of exotic fruits as well as apple and almendrados.Por fatty acid composition, the weevil was placed in the sensitive range of oils to oxidation, which is complemented with other varieties as picual.

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