El Empiedro Extra Virgin Olive Oil
El Empiedro extra virgin olive oil is a superior category juice obtained directly from olives and only through mechanical procedures. Likewise, it is protected under the Denomination of Origin Priego de Córdoba, something that gives it an additional quality control guarantee. Buying El Empiedro olive oil means enjoying a top quality EVOO and tasting notes comparable to any gourmet olive oil on the market.
Origin and production
The olive groves are located in the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park. And the best olives are selected to produce this gourmet olive oil. Likewise, the selected olives belong to the Picuda and Hojiblanca varieties, native to the area and highly valued in the olive oil sector.
El Empiedro olive oil quality stamps and awards
There are several occasions in which they have held prominent positions in world rankings of EVOO. As an example, we highlight the following:
- WORLD’S BEST OLIVE OIL: in the last four years it has ranked between sixth and ninth among the best olive oils in the world.
- EVOO WORLD RANKING: in 2016 it entered the Top 10, specifically in the fourth position, in 2018 the thirteenth position, and in 2019 it ranked the eighth place.
Cooperativa La Purísima de Priego de Córdoba
La Purísima is a cooperative society located in Priego de Córdoba (Córdoba), right in the Sierras Subbéticas Park. This company is made up of more than nine hundred members, who together with the 400 hectares of the oil mill’s own farm, produce an average harvest of 15 thousand tons of olives annually. These olives are of the Hojiblanca, Picuda and Picual varieties, and come from mountain olive groves due to the orographic singularity of the area.
When buying El Empiedro olive oil, you enjoy the quality of a gourmet EVOO and help the world of the cooperative society.