To help you sort out what may seem to be an overwhelming array of olive oils, we've separated 3 categories. No one category is "best." Rather, we suggest you sample oils from each of the groups - each can and should take its turn on your table. Many people often have three or four oils at home, using each where it will best fit the flavour of the finished dish. Different days, different oils.
The Quinta do Bom Sucesso property of Casa Anadia, has had the tradition of producing the highest quality olive oil since the 17th century. All the olives made to produce this olive oil are grown and harvested at the property and is never sourced elsewhere. The four olives that make up this moderate olive oil are Picual (adds body and depth), Cobrancosa (adds complexity), Galega (adds softness and delicateness) and Arbequina (adds fruitiness) and are picked at the ideal stage of maturity. These olives combined makes this a complex olive oil that is fresh, very fruity, smooth on the mouth, slightly bitter and piquant, with a relatively persistent finish – an intense finish of dried fruits, namely nuts. This extra virgin olive oil is unfiltered.
Olive Variety: Picual, Cobrançosa, Galega and Arbequina
Use: Perfect olive oil to use as a dressing on more robust salads, brush on grilled vegetables, over fish and shellfish, as a finishing touch on your sautéed chicken or pizza.