Our beloved, TWO new Baena D.O. unfiltered extra-virgin olive oils are real stunners from sprawling Andalucia, near Cordoba. Huge, spicy bite and long, lingering peppery finish, a perfect EVOO if we ever had one, for plunking directly on your table in order to sanctify, amplify, consecrate all kinds of dishes. The superstar cultivar (olive variety) is PICUAL, the Spanish nuclear weapon. We offer it unblended, a MONOCULTIVAR. The other offer from Cortijo is their ‘Coupage’, a blend of picual, picudo and hojiblanca. Both are certified organic, and both are AMAZING – complex, a symphony of flavors and fragrances. Both are EARLY-HARVEST, offering super-high polyphenol levels and their resultant pungency and pepperiness, the attributes we seek from the olive oil we love most. This oil is SO FINE it makes us weep, as we wept for it having WON at the recent international competition here in New York.