L'Estornell's international reputation for creating oils with perfect balance of texture, flavor and style can be attributed to the region's unique terroir, a wild terraced landscape with dry, hot summers and cold winters. This oil is produced from organic -Arbequina” olives from our real estates, as well as the production of eleven other growers in our region. Production is therefore limited. All product origins are controlled and certified by the CCPAE – Catalan Council of the Organic Producticon – under the EEC standards. Each farmer gets the certification after three years once they have started the organic way to grow the olive trees. During this time they consider that the soil has eliminated all the sulfites that have been used before. Tasting notes: L'Estornell is the result of pressing Arbequina olives and two other northern Spain varieties, both of which impart a peppery quality and spicy aftertaste. L'Estornell Organic made from 100% Arbequina olives has a very fine, almost sweet, slightly nutty-almond taste (attributable to the planting of almond trees among the olive groves: see health benefits). Tasting notes: L'Estornelll olive oil is suitable for dressing salads, finishing soups or cooked vegetables and fish. Health benefits: Olives for L'Estornell Organic use farming methods without pesticides or herbicides to ensure a natural soil. The local practice of planting almonds trees among the olive groves is a traditional deterrent to insect infestation in northern Spain.