Quinta das Carvalhas’ olive grove is planted on a shale soil terrain with steep inclinations. Most of our olive trees are older than one century; in which we apply a biological method of production. Within each grove, we have a diverse mixture of varieties which include: Cordovil, Negrucha, Coimbreia, Madural, Molar and Verdeal.
At Quinta das Carvalhas our approach to oliviculture is very traditional in which we respect all ancestral precedures and when it comes to the culture of the olive.
The harvest is done manually between December and January; with the traditional method of buckling onto large sheets placed right bellow each olive tree. We transport the freshly picked olives in 20kg boxes to the oil mil where the olives are carefully separated from any remaining leaves and the oil is extracted at very low temperatures ensuring the preservation of its qualities in terms of flavour and aroma.
We produce an olive oil of superior quality, rich in aromas and intense in flavours. It shows good ripeness and good structure, with slight fruity notes and excellent taste. We recommend this olive oil with fine, crispy bread, bruschettas or for seasoning.