The culture of olive oil have been consolidated generation after generation making olive cultivating a way of life. Because of this, in 1957, a group of about 400 olive cultivators created the “Cooperativa San Juan”, giving their land more power and creating an excellent system for gathering and treating the olives.
Cooperatives come together when social groups with common needs and expectations, that haven’t been attended to by the traditional institutional organizations, find these economical systems to be the best option to answer them.
Cooperatives are supportive entities that are based on their own values and principals, which give them the special characterization of non-profit entities with non distributable social reserves, designating surpluses to services with social characteristics, strengthening equity or payment of social contributions.
Our picual variety virgin olive oil is a totally natural product, that is, it is real olive juice, and it has different levels of quality depending on the conditions of ripening, harvesting and gathering. “Fuente Peña” offers two qualities: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Virgin Olive Oil.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
It gives off an intensely fruity smell, a colour in which the shades of green are dominant, and a lightly spicy and bitter taste that guarantees the conservation of all its natural components.
Its acidity, depending on the season, can be up to 0,3º.
This product is made up of the olives that are gathered within the first weeks of the season, in its optimum ripeness
Virgin Olive Oil
The main difference compared to extra virgin olive oil is that this oil is directed to a consumer looking for a softer taste
It has similar smell and taste but slightly less intense. It has a sweeter taste and more yellow shades.
Its acidity, the same as that of extra virgin olive oil, may vary depending on the year, and although it is slightly higher, it is always less than 1º.
The traditional olive oil Fuente Peña is the brand that represents the tradition and the know-how.
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