New Southern Hemisphere Oils

First harvest oils from the southern hemisphere have arrived and they are outstanding!  At the recent Los Angelos International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition with over 600 entrants, two of the Australian oils won “Best in Show” and a third won a Gold Medal in its division.  We are proud to be the only store in Houston carrying these ultra premium oils!

Our Hojiblanca won “Best in Show” in the delicate intensity category.  It has a decidedly grassy nose with notes of strawberry and peach on the front.  This oil is creamy and sweet yet has a desirable pungency on the back.

The Picual won “Best in Show” in the medium intensity category.  It has the aroma of green olives with slight bitterness on the front, moderate pepper on the back and a clean finish.

The Koroneiki was a Gold Medal winner in the medium intensity category.  It has the aroma of fresh cut grass with hints of tropical fruit, a pleasing bitterness in the middle and a grassy finish.

The bold intensity Picholine has a ripe olive flavor with hints of green tomato.  It’s herbaceous and spicy with ample lingering pepper.