Atlas - Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
From Villa Jerada:
The Atlas farms look to best agriculture practices and have adopted techniques from around the globe to ensure that everything from preparation, maintenance, to harvest reflects land stewardship practices. Israeli drip irrigation systems are used to parcel out the water from the Atlas Mountains snowmelt. To further protect this precious source they have built Morocco’s first covered water basin as a means of avoiding evaporation from the sun combined with a German pumping technology. Atlas has also imported tons of volcanic rock from Latin America to mix into the soil, which acts as a sponge to retain the water.
This extra virgin olive oil comes from the foothills of the Atlas Mountains of the Marrakech region.
This is an oil for a good many culinary applications for salads, meat and fish. It may also interestingly be used for deserts such as cakes and puddings. Ideal for dipping.
It combines the balanced fruitiness of Moroccan Picholine variety with a hint of artichoke from the Dahbia Autochtonous Moroccan variety, that smoothed by the Arbequina, gives an aromatic complexity typical of oils from the region. The taste on the palate reminds of sorrel, cucumber, red apple fruit and nuts. It has a very light bitterness and a progressive pepper that grows and then fades away allowing the nuts and sweet fruits to taste again. The interesting after-taste takes in fudge and sweet bananas with a touch of truffles. Its style is delicate, well balanced with hints of charming pepper.