There are three varieties of native olive trees: Argudell, Corivell and Verdal or Llei de Cadaqués. The most characteristic and widely cultivated are Argudell, considered the best for making oil as they produce this in abundance. The Corivell olive is grown only in small amounts, while the Verdal olive marks the difference in Cadaqués oils. However, the regulating board also allows oils which contain up to fifty percent of Arbequina oil to bear the DOP Empordà label.
On this side of the Mediterranean, the use of oil is is culturally ingrained: one cannot imagine a table without a bottle of oil to dress salads or vegetables, enhance the flavour of meat or fish, or or slowly cook onions to make a traditional sofregit.
Produced by Empordàlia, a combination of three cooperatives in Pau, Roses and Vilajuïga, this green, fruity extra virgin olive oil is produced from only two native varieties: Argudell and Corivell.
Category: extra virgin olive oil, native variety
Company: Empordàlia, SCCL
Thanks to experience built up over generations, farmers can blend Argudell olives from the hundred-year-old trees in Ventalló with Arbequina olives, to produce a balanced, fresh-tasting, green oil.
Category: extra virgin olive oil, Arbequina
Company: Oli de Ventalló, SL
This amazing oil is obtained from olives produced exclusively according to organic criteria. The olive trees are grown in Palamos, at Mas del Vent and especially at Mas Salvà.
Category: Girona extra virgin olive oil without DOP
Company: Explotaciones Agrícolas y Forestales Brugarol, SA
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