The First Day of Harvest duo of olive oil from Castillo de Canena is a formidable gift for one who appreciates fine olive oil!
Castillo de Canena consistently wins awards for their oils and has received the top available score at the Flos Olei.
Trees are hand selected for this special harvest. This year’s harvest was Oct 23, 2017. The harvest occurs in strict temperature control (often in the dark) and the olives are pressed within four hours! This first day of harvest duo showcases the best of each of these mono-cultivar olive oils.
Each year a celebrity of Spanish acclaim is selected to design the label. This year’s special label was designed by Spaniard Sara bars, internationally acclaimed flamenco dancer. See artisan information below for more detail.
Very limited quantities available (iron stand NOT included).
Every year the company works with a different artist to design a unique label to adorn its iconic cherry-red bottles. The First Day of Harvest is decided on by a host of technology. The harvest occurs at night and the olives are processed within hours to assure the fibnest quality . Each year a Spanish cultural icon is asked to design the label. This yers fortunate recipient is Sara Baras, one of the country's most noted flamenco dancers. She is a native of the Cadiz region. She has performed all over the world including Sydney Opera House, the royal Albert hall in London to name a few. “Castillo de Canena is committed to excellence, to doing things right. Like in the art of flamenco, the key elements are purity, honesty and spirit. Just as in dance, tradition isbest served by conserving the freedom to show your own character, to be your own voice.” says Sara. She is a proud ambassador of her Spanish heritage and castillo de Canena olive oil.
Where to begin? The Picual has a much more pronounced flavor and complements heartier fare.It has a distinct but pleasant peppery finish. The Arbequina is mild and incredibly smooth--yet still flavor filled. Experiment and enjoy!