Units in box: 6 x 500 ml
Region: Porto and Douro
Brand: Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Crasto includes a considerable area of olive groves and has been producing extra virgin olive here for many years.
Our Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from the traditional Portuguese olive varieties of Cobrançosa and Madural.
Acidity: ≤ 0.3%
Peroxide Value (MEQ02/KG): ≤ 20
Wax Content (MG/KG): ≤ 250
K232: ≤ 2.50
K270: ≤ 0.22
∆K: ≤ 0.01
Agricultural Practices and Phytosanitary Treatments:
Despite not being officially certified, our olive grove is organically grown (no phytopharmaceutical products or synthetic fertilisers are used). A light pruning is made every two years to the trees.
Mechanical harvesting is used to remove the olives using olive shakers and vibration harvesters. This technique avoids olive trees from being damaged. Olives are put into 25 kg plastic boxes and transported to a traditional olive oil mill. Olives lying on the ground are not used for olive oil production.
Mechanical extraction at low temperatures (less than 30ºC) using traditional grindstone mills, followed by a two-phase continuous extraction. Decanting process takes between 2 and 3 months.