Picual Single Variety extra virgin olive oil offers an intense flavour and aroma with a very characteristic peppery prickling sensation in the mouth after a few seconds.
Perfect on toasts, for salads, frying, and adding raw to finished dishes. It is the ideal Single Variety for people who prefer more robust olive oil flavours.
The Picual olive name comes after its shape – characterised by its pointed tip (pico). Estimations are that 25% of the world’s olive oil production uses the Picual olive, with up to 50% of all the crops in Spain being the Picual variety. It is also known as Marteño because it is widespread in the village of Martos in Jaén.
The Picual is a medium to large-sized olive, weighing an average of 3.2 grams, and the olives come mainly from the south of Spain. The cultivation surface is over 645,000 hectares (1.6 million acres), primarily in Córdoba and Jaén (where Reinos de Taifas is based). Picual’s oil has extraordinarily high stability and has one of the best yields of any olive, with a large amount of oil coming from each fruit.