Produced at Quinta do Romeu, in the Trás-os-Montes area of North-eastern Portugal, within a region classified as a Protected Designation of Origin. The olive groves are located on sloped terrains with shale-rich soils, in a non-intensive distribution pattern (with a minimum ten metres between olive trees).
Romeu Olive Oil is produced in a climate known as Terra Quente Transmontana (literally, Trás-os-Montes warm lands). A dry climate with wide-ranging temperatures. This Olive Oil is produced at 350 meters above sea level.
Romeu Olive Oil is Extra Virgin, Organic (certified by SATIVA PT/AB 03) and developed within the scope of a Protected Designation of Origin, meaning that no chemicals are employed either in its cultivation or extraction and that it comes from an area considered uniquely suited to the development of this product.
The followingolive tree varieties can be found at Quinta do Romeu olive oil: Cobrançosa, Verdeal Trasmontana and Madural, all native to this Protected Designation of Origin.
The olives are harvested both manual picking and mechanical vibration from November to December. Olives are processed at the estates own exclusive mill on the very day of their harvest, or on the following day at the latest, to ensure the olives freshness. Acidity: less than 0.2%
Romeu Olive Oil is pure juice of olive it does not contain additives or preservatives of any kind.
The olives are washed in pure water before being crushed in a granite mill; the resulting paste is submitted to slow mixing, and the olive oil is then extracted by cold-extraction with a two-phase decanter. Of the resulting phases, one contains pure olive oil whilst the other contains residual waters and solid olive residues. The olive oil fraction is washed in pure water, from which it is then completely removed, before being stored in stainless steel vats to await bottling.
Tasting notes: Green/yellow in colour with intense grass, flower and olive aromas. In the mouth it is rounded, dense and fluid; starting with a hint of sweet almonds, followed by fresh olives, assorted greens and an extremely long and complex finish with a spicy hint that is not at all sour. This is a subtle olive oil, with a delicate personality that is not overly potent whilst revealing a grand elegance and harmony.
Awards: Romeu Olive Oil has been considered amongst the finest in the world by expert publications from Italy (L'Extravergine and Flos Olei), Germany (Der Feinschmecker), Israel and Portugal.
As with any product of the very highest quality, Romeu Olive Oil is produced in limited amounts, dependent on the estates own olive grove production.
Flos Olei 2018 - Guida ai Migliori Extravergine del Mondo (Marco Oreggia) 95 points.
Flos Olei 2017 - Guida ai Migliori Extravergine del Mondo (Marco Oreggia) 94 points.
Flos Olei 2016 - Guida ai Migliori Extravergine del Mondo (Marco Oreggia) 94 points.
Der Feinschmecker 2015 "175 Spitzenöle aus aller welt" (175 of the best olive oils in the world).
Flos Olei 2015 - Guida ai Migliori Extravergine del Mondo (Marco Oreggia) 93 points.