Classic Choice Olive Oil
The aroma is dominated by fresh olive fruits, hints of apples and artichokes. The flavour is elegant with a nutty long finish.
The CARM olive oil production zone is located in the heart of the Upper Douro, where there have been signs of Roman culture since the 2nd century BC, followed by the Arabs between the 7th and 11th centuries.
It is in this area, more specifically near the village of Almendra, which is one of the most notable areas of Portugal, where CARM has its olive groves. The olive trees are situated at altitudes between 150 and 450 meters above sea level, that boast the most natural ability for excellent olive cultivation, thanks to the very poor schist soils and dry climate, characterized by the extreme differences in temperatures between summer and winter.
For the CARM Classico oil we selected the best olives of the Cobrançosa, Madural, Negrinha and Verdeal varieties.
TRADITIONAL OLIVICULTURE DURIENSE
This CARM Classic olive oil comes from CARM olive groves located in the municipality of Vila Nova de Foz, Côa. Positioned in the middle of the Douro region known for olives, as well as, grapes grown to be used in table and port wines, this area is outside the DOP Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro.
HANDLING AND EXTRACTION
The olives are harvested manually by mechanical vibration, with harvesting occurring just before the olive has fully matured, generally from the end of October to the end of November, never later. The oil extraction is completed in two continuous phases. The first phase is the grinding which consists of fragmenting flesh and pit into pieces. Traditionally, this process would be executed by grindstones. Modern technology brings a better system, consisting of grinding olives with blades, which delicately mashes the fruit. The second phase consists of extracting the oil with a centrifuge. This step spins the oil separate from the mashed olive solids. Centrifugation reduces the risks of oxidation through exposure to water or air. When decanted the oil is then encased in dark glass bottles.
TECHNICAL NOTES: CARM CLÁSSICO
Type of oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olives: Madural, Cobrançosa and Verdeal
Production area: Alentejo + Tras os Montes – Portugal
Harvest period: From the 15th of Ocotber to the 15th of December
Bottling period: February/March
Harvest method: Hand-picked/Mechanical Shakers
Pressing process: Continuous cold pressing (stone-mill,Ecological Decanter 2 fases)
Max Ac.: 0.5%
Peroxide Index: 7 – 9
Yield per 100 Kg olives: 12 – 20%
Storage: In stainless steel vats under controlled atmosphere
First year of production: 2005
First year of bottling: 2005
Number of bottles produced: 35000
Bottle: 500 ml
Bottle bar code: 5606710346466
Bottles / Carton: 12
Bottles / Pallet: 864
Cartons / Lay: 18
Lays / Pallet: 4
Cartons / Pallet: 72
Carton N.W.: 10,8 ± 0,2 Kg
Carton G.W.: 11,4 ± 0,2 Kg
Total pallet weight: 848 Kg
Carton dimensions: 275 x 220 x 315 mm
Pallet (Euro) dimensions: 1,40 x 0,85 x 1,25 m