Centuries-old olive trees disappear over the horizon, dominating the scenery at the Hacienda de Colchado estate, where they have been growing olive trees and producing olive oil for more than three generations. Nowadays, it is a modern business which produces extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality, under its brand names Legado, Experience and Malaca Vetus.
EXPERIENCE (BALANCE), is a single varietal of Hojiblanca, selected during November and December, when the olive is in the veraison stage, turning a purple-black colour. The oil extracted mixes green and riper tones, showing great balance, both on the nose and in flavour, which makes it ideal for all types of palates. Experience Range 500 ml. and 250 ml.
This oil is from the early harvest of the Hojiblanca varietal, which is collected mid-October when the olives acquire a yellow tinge which indicates the onset of the veraison, when their colour changes from green to black. At this stage of maturity, only a very small amount of oil is extracted. However, its sensory attributes and chemical qualities are tremendous.
This extra virgin olive oil is made from mature olives, predominantly using the Hojiblanca varietal. It is subtle on the nose, highlighting its mature undertones, and is especially sweet on the palate
At Hacienda de Colchado we feel passion for our work, for the land we cultivate and for its fruit. For generations we have immersed ourselves in olive-growing culture, transforming it into our way of life and livelihood.
We live in perfect harmony within our micro-ecosystem looking after its environment to maintain our way of living. For us, the oil which makes up our life is more than a culture, it is being true to our roots, loving what we do and being passionate about producing an extra virgin olive oil which is unique.
Located in the Antequera region (Malaga), it occupies the old farmhouse of the Counts of Colchado, listed as a building of historical and patrimonial importance by the Council of Andalusia. Our work was dedicated to cereal and vines from 1679 until the start of the 19th Century. Then, once a mill was built for grinding olives, olive trees became the main focus of cultivation. Most of the building was built with a baroque air, during the final stages of this style in the 18th Century, with the additions coming in the 19th Century. Currently the estate covers 310 hectares consisting of 220 hectares of old olive trees and the rest of a new plantation. This produces an average of 800,000 to 1,200,000 kg of olives a year.
«I have tasted Legado Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the truth is that it is great, I recommend»
« Legado extra virgin olive oil is great, I had the chance to try it and it's great»
«Hacienda de Colchado olive oils not disappoint, great to take in raw food or cooking with them»
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