Primera Early Harvest
High in the hills of Les Garrigues province in Northern Catalonia, the third and fourth generations of the Vea family can be found making their delicious olive oils. The groves, although not all certified organic, are run in accordance with strict biodynamic principals, and the family seamlessly blend the newest extraction systems with traditional olive cultivation.
Many of the arbequina olive trees, which grow on the hillside outside Lerida, the province's capital, are up to 200 years old, and sit on ancient terraces carved into the hillside.
The Early Harvest is made from the olives which are picked first, early in the season, and has a distinctive and unusual olive-like flavour, mingled with notes of parsley stems and zesty lemon pith. This richly-flavoured oil has a bitter note of banana skins and woody herbs which balances and adds structure, and the mouthfeel is creamy and rounded.
Use on steamed vegetables or on its own with crusty bread.