Algodon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Although Argentina is better known for its Malbec wines, it is important to note its significant role as South America's leading producer of olive oil. Argentina's higher-end virgin oils are being exported to the United States, Europe, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Canada, and China among others. Olive oil is at its best in the first six months, and is meant to be consumed young. This puts Argentina in a competitively advantageous position because its production and harvest season falls opposite to Europe's, when demand is high for fresh, newly bottled oils.
Algodon Wine Estates' half-century old olive orchard's primary varietals are the Arauco, Arbequina, and the Pendolino olives. Our top quality olive oil is derived from handpicked, estate-grown olives, and is freshly bottled after its first cold pressing. Served and sold exclusively at Algodon Properties and select retailers, Algodon Extra Virgin Olive Oil is perfectly blended to complement our wines, rounding out an exceptional Argentine culinary experience.
Golden in color with a soft green hue, this spectacular estate-grown olive oil presents the nose with hints of fruit, subtle scents of green apple, almonds and notes of fresh herbs. On the palate it is balanced, slightly sour and spicy with a persistent end of mouth. Blend: Pendolino 70%, Arauco 20%, Arbequina 10%