Olive Oil from the Land of Wines: Mendoza

Oliva en Mendoza Argentina

During a supposed free weekend in the land of the Malbec grape, Mendoza, Argentina, I arrived at the Algódon Wine Estates in the province of San Rafael, a fertile ground for various types of grapes, infinite fruits, and to my surprise, the olive tree.

The extra virgin olive oil produced here is one that perfectly represents the local culture and cuisine: it is a blend of Italian, Argentine and Spanish olives. It is this excellent olive oil with which chef GastonLanglois delights you as you enter the restaurant adorning the beautiful tree-covered landscape.

The olive trees here are over a hundred years old, their trunks reveal; meanwhile, a very careful cultivation and perfect terrain, climate and water conditions make possible the production of healthy olives and consequently, a renowned and aromatic oil in which body and flavor harmonize perfectly in a way that has created a product that I have fallen in love with.

Mixing Pendolino olives from Tuscana, Arauco, Chile, better known as "criolla" or "the Malbec of olives" with Arbequinaolives from Catalonia, Spain, creates a smooth yellow-green olive oil...  it is dotted with a subtle aroma of green apple, almond essences, and a dash of fresh herbs; it has a delightfully balanced slightly bitter, peppery finish, thanks to Arauco.

I will not write any more here. Enjoy my pictures and video while I go rest a little… at least until the winemaker arrives, and I start talking and writing about Malbec and Bonarda grapes!
 
Love, Doreen

 

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