Extra Virgin | Olive Oil | 25 Cl | | Quinta Dos Aciprestes | Doc Douro
The olive oil at Quinta dos Aciprestes originates right in the bosom of this famous Estate, which is located right in front of the mouth of the tributary River Tua, in the heart of the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro Valley. The Quinta, known for its powerful reds, presents a very austere terroir with a very extreme climate both in winter and summer, poor shale soils and lack of water. These factors benefit the quality of our reds; yet show immense potential for the culture of the olive.
Originating from the mediterranian, the olives at the Estate are over a century old, and cover an area of 11ha, not including individual trees bordering the slope. It is a traditional olive grove, with no irrigation, planted on terraces, which are supported by traditional shale walls. Although we may find classic varieties such as Cordovil, Negrucha, Madural and Verdeal, the grove is planted in a field blend manner with many local varieties mixed in one parcel; just like the old vines of the region.
Olives are hand picked during the last few days of October or early November, in order to preserve the aromatic side of this olive oil and enhance is flavours and spicy nuances.