Castillo de Canena ‘First Day of Harvest’ is one special bottle of olive oil. Produced by the revered Vañó family of Andalusia, the olive oil has been produced on an estate with growing traditions stretching back to 1780. The Vañó family are part of Spain’s olive oil elite and know a thing or two about squeezing an olive.
Castillo de Canena First Day of Harvest is the result of the very first milling of this season’s olive crop. This rare early harvest extra virgin olive oil is a bit of a treat and should be savoured with crusty chunks of bread at the ready for dipping into its luscious golden-green state. It smells very nutty when you first open the bottle and tastes very fresh and rich on your tongue. It would be a crime to cook with this oil – it’s way too good to burn, so set this bottle aside for bread dunking, salad dressing and pasta drizzling.
This olive oil captures the very purest flavours of the olive crop at Castillo de Canena. You know what they say – the first squeeze is always the best. Oh yes.
Priced at £15.99, available from www.kingsfinefood.co.uk