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La Quinta Esencia. Premium
On March 13, 1952, the Santísimo Cristo de Misericordia Cooperative was established, in order to create an oil mill to extract olive oil from the olives collected by its members, produce high-quality derivative products and provide members with financial advances. to help them with the expenses of their farm.
We are in Sierra Mágina, a Natural Park that is part of the subbetic mountain range. Its north face is located on the depression of the Guadalquivir, while its south face connects with the Sierra de Lucena.
In these mountains, which present the typical profile of the Andalusian mountains, is the highest altitude in the province of Jaén (Mágina, 2,163m.).
On the slopes and on the slopes of its mountains there are holm oaks and gall oaks. The existence of plant species exclusive to this land on the highest peaks, give it an undoubted value as a natural heritage of the Mediterranean area. As for the fauna, the golden eagle, the peregrine falcon and the Bonelli's eagle are species typical of rocky cuttings, along with the mountain goat.
Livestock together with agriculture constitute the main uses of the park, in addition to logging. The artisan industry of esparto grass or nougat and Christmas sweets in towns such as Jódar or Huelma, reach a notable fame.
At La Quinta Esencia they have taken one more step to differentiate themselves in the olive oil market, launching for the second consecutive year a 100% environmentally sustainable EVOO as it is free of phytosanitary residues. They bet with this product for high quality and for the maximum guarantee of food safety for the consumer by giving priority to good agricultural practices.
To certify this characteristic of the oil, in addition to the protocol analysis, the technicians of the Denomination of Origin Sierra Mágina carry out an exhaustive control of the olive farms, visiting the plots where the olives have been harvested to verify that phytosanitary treatments have not been carried out. in said olive grove, checking the fruits and the soil around the olive tree, as well as establishing that the degree of maturity and health status is optimal for the production of quality extra virgin olive oil.
They have produced a batch of around 100,000 kilos of this EVOO, obtained by grinding around 600,000 kilos of olives of the picual variety, from the terms of Bedmar and Jódar, both within the Sierra Mágina Denomination of Origin.
This EVOO is made in mid-November with a significant percentage of green olives, which means that in its organoleptic value green fruity predominates over ripe, in addition to the aroma of tomato and freshly cut fresh grass typical of Picual de Sierra Mágina.
In short, in this cooperative in which we have more than 600 members and an average production of almost 20 million kilos of olives, they have made an important commitment to differentiate their EVOO by giving priority to good agricultural practices and reducing the use of phytosanitary products, to guarantee the food safety of the processed oil.
Jaén Selección 2020 Pack. Contains a 500 ml bottle. of extra virgin olive oil from each of the following brands, chosen in the 2020 Jaén Selection competition-tasting, where annually the Provincial Council of Jaén selects the best oils from the harvest:
- Balcony of the Guadalquivir.
- The fifth essence.
- Ecological oil field.
- Real olive tree.
- Cánava gold.
- Essential Olive.
All of them of the picual variety.