Navarra
Olive Oil

Navarra Oil is an exclusively Extra Virgin olive oil, it is pure olive juice. It is the Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Europe that is produced further north, which results in a balanced, complex and very fruity oil.

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Region covered

The geographical area covered by the Navarra Olive Oil PDO comprises a total of 135 municipalities in the south of Navarra, delimited to the north by the Sierras of Codés, Lokiz, Urbasa, Andía, Perdón, Alaiz, Izco and Leyre. 

This area is characterised by great contrasts in temperature, low rainfall, plenty of sunshine, the influence of a prevailing northwest wind (cierzo) and a short frost-free period. The soil is brown calcareous soil. The geographical area covered by the Navarra Olive Oil PDO is greatly influenced by the northwest wind (cierzo) and soils which barely suffer decalcification due to the lack of rainfall.

Características Aceite de Navarra

Characteristics

The extra virgin olive oil covered by the Navarra Olive Oil PDO is obtained from olives harvested straight from the tree belonging to the following varieties: Arróniz, Empeltre and Arbequina.

The Arróniz variety is a native variety and in order to bear the Navarra Olive Oil PDO back label, the oil must contain more than 10% of this variety in the blend, which can come from mixing oils or olives.

From an organoleptic point of view, the oil has a unique, characteristic profile, conforming to the following parameters:

Production

In the production process, it is very important that the oil is extracted from the olives before they deteriorate too much in order to maintain their composition and organoleptic characteristics, and thus obtain a juice of the highest quality: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. 

 

Elaboración Aceite de Navarra

Olive oil in the kitchen

Extra virgin olive oil has been an inseparable part of the gastronomy of Mediterranean countries for thousands of years. In fact, Spain’s entire culinary culture is rooted in the virtues of this product, which is just as prominent in traditional recipes as it is in the most avant-garde creations.
Tostada Aceite de Navarra

Just as prominent in traditional recipes as it is in the most avant-garde creations.

History

The Navarra Olive Oil Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) has been working since 2007 to guarantee the highest quality and traceability of the olive oil which bears its label, which only covers extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).

The bottles always bear the Designation logo, a numbered back label and the European logo to show its inclusion in the EU register.

The olive tree is a Mediterranean crop plant which has held a place in the history and landscape of Navarra for two thousand years. First the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, and later the Arabs, spread and perfected the techniques of olive cultivation and oil extraction. Archaeology has found evidence of the existence of oil mills or trujales in the Roman villas of Liédena, Cascante, Barillas, Ablitas and ‘Las Musas’ of Arellano.

Over the centuries, the extent and importance of our olive groves have suffered ups and downs. After a period of decline, coinciding with the fall of the Roman Empire, oil production resumed in the region in the Middle Ages with the appearance of the first irrigation systems. Then it went through further stages in which it was forgotten until the first third of the twentieth century when Navarra’s olive groves lived a new age of splendour and some of their oils won awards and recognitions, as happened to an oil from Cascante at the 1929 Universal Exhibition in Seville.

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The olive grove has always been part of our landscape as a hardy crop, adapted to our arid lands, the fruit of which, cared for with artisanal dedication, was intended for local consumption. Olive oil has always been present in our culture and our family diet.

The international recognition and prestige of the Mediterranean Diet, as a source of health, has driven the demand for EVOO within and beyond our borders. As a result, the olive sector has grown and is experiencing spectacular expansion. The groves have multiplied, the trujales have been modernised and olive growing has become an attractive sector for investment. Indeed, the consumption of olive oil continues to increase and it is still far from reaching its peak. Buy juice of the highest quality: OLIVE OIL

Certification

Todos los procesos de cultivo, elaboración, envasado y etiquetado de producto final son auditados por el Instituto Navarro de Tecnologías e Infraestructuras Agroalimentarias, S.A. Éste es el organismo de control de la DOP encargado de garantizar que el producto acogido cumple los requisitos exigidos por su Pliego de Condiciones. INTIA está acreditado por ENAC (Entidad Nacional de Acreditación) conforme a la Norma Europea UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012. El sistema de certificación implantado se basa en:
  Control in the field
Control in factories
Finished product quality control

Navarra olive oil

Only extra virgin olive oil with an acidity of less than 0.3 degrees, without defects and with a fruitiness of more than 4.5 is sold with the PDO label. 

The bottles always bear the Aceite de Navarra Designation logo, a numbered back label and the European DO logo to show the oil’s inclusion in the EU register. They may also bear the Reyno Gourmet label, which may appear together with the others or separately on a different part of the packaging.

 

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