“La Maja”, is an exquisite blend (Arbequina, Empeltre and Arroniz) of oil in a limited annual edition.
It is the result of a meticulous selection of olive varieties, with great care taken in the quality of the olives and the entire “cold” production process being pampered to maintain all the virtues of the olive intact, together with their aromatic and taste qualities.
All this dedication enables us to obtain the perfect, exclusive extra virgin olive oil called “La Maja”.
It has a yellowish-green colour, with a clean, intense aroma, which is surprisingly lively, reminding one of fresh green fruit.
Tones of the tomato plant, grass, artichoke and apple can be appreciated and, to a lesser extent, a slight kiwi aroma.
Its aromas are re-affirmed in the mouth, with medium bitterness and a slight late "bite".
Olive oil made from the Arbequina variety is aromatic, sweet and fruity with a little bitterness. Typical aromas: green grass, tomato, apple, banana, ripe fruit. Usually, oils made from the Arbequina olives have a low oxidation resistance. Producers mix the Arbequina olive oil with other olive oils to increase the stability in terms of aroma, body and resistance to oxidation.
The Arrniz olive tree is mostly cultivated in the province of Navarra and Álava, as it adapts well to the cold and dry weather conditions of the area. The olive oil made from Arróniz olive has aromas of tomato and ripe fruits with a mild flavour and little bitterness. If it's harvested early in the season it presents higher levels of bitterness and spiciness. Olive oil made from Arróniz olives is stable, so it is suitable for frying.
The Olive oil made from Empeltre olives is sweet with fruity aromas and has a mild taste. The Empltre olive tree adapts well to poor quality soil, but its yield is relatively high. Empeltre olives are mainly used for oil production.
About Agrícola La Maja
Agrícola La Maja is a family business founded in 1997. One of the family’s long term goals is to produce exceptional quality olive oils. They carefully control every step of the oil-production process. They are at the planting, they are at the harvest, the production and the packaging. Nothing proves their dedication to quality better than their many national and international awards.
Awards: "Alimentos de España" Award 2016, Top world oil price and quality relationship in 93 points Flos Olei 2013 guide, Silver Medal 2013 NYIOOC (New York), Gold Medal NYIOOC 2014 (New York), Best Of Class L.A.2014, Gold Medal Japan 2014, Gold Medal in Der Feinschmecker 2014; 2015/16 finalist in the "Magrama" Competition of the ministry of Spain.
This premium EVOO oil is a blend made by cold processing with Arbequina olives, Empeltre olives and Arroniz olives. Made from selected olives, therefore, this oil has excellent quality and taste. This Evoo has an amazing green such as fresh-cut grass, tomato leaf and fruity aromas. We only use it for salads or simply with a slice of bread or with some Serrano ham and olives. If we have a tapas night we have this oil on the table for sure.