This extra virgin olive oil comes from the foothills of the Atlas Mountains of the Marrakech region. ATLAS extra virgin olive oil has a complex aroma of ripe bananas, red apples and tomatoes.
It combines the balanced fruitiness of Moroccan Picholine variety with a hint of artichoke from the Dahbia autochtonous Moroccan variety, that smoothed by the Arbequina, gives an aromatic complexity typical of oils from our region.
Gentleness and fruitiness.
Aroma > Complex aromas of mature banana, red apple and red tomato. It combines the balanced fruitiness of the Moroccan Picholine variety with a hint of artichoke from the Dahbia autochthonous Moroccan variety, softened by the Menara, for an aromatic complexity typical of oils from our region.
Taste > Culinary herbs on the palate with sorrel, cucumber, red apple fruit and nuts. Very light bitterness but progressive pepper which grows and then fades allowing the nuts and sweet fruits to return. The interesting after-taste takes in fudge and sweet bananas with just a touch of truffles.
Style > Sweet and delicate style, well balanced oil with a burst of charming pepper.
Overall Assessment > This is a very good oil which stands comparison with similar kind of oil from anywhere else in the world. Very versatile, you can use this oil for many culinary purposes; on salads, meat and fish. It may also interestingly be used for desserts such as cakes and puddings. Ideal for dipping.
Sensory Profile > Atlas Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Exceptional properties for any dish.
This oil stands in comparison with similar oils coming from allover the world. This gentle and fruity oil has exceptional characteristics that makes it suitable for any dish. It is good in many culinary applications such as salads, meat and fish. It may also interestingly be used for desserts such as cakes and puddings and it is ideal for dipping.
Atlas / Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cultivars > Old centenary orchard Picholine du Languedoc (French variety, 80%), Picholine Marocaine (autoctona, 10%), Menara (autoctona, 2%), Haouzia (autoctona, 2%), Chemlali (Tunisian, 2%), Dahbia (autoctona, 4%) / modern orchard Arbequina (Spanish variety, 84%) and Arbossana (Spanish variety, 16%)
Zone of production > Marrakech region
Olive grove surface > 245 Hectares – 605 acres
Altitude > 390 meters over the sea level
Soil properties > 30% clay, 35% muddy/loamy, 35% sandy. In overall, well balanced soil. (PH 8.34)
Pruning system > Olive trees cut into cups for some orchards, olive trees cut into hedges for others orchards
Density > Old centenary orchard 100 trees/Ha (10 meters between each tree and each row of trees) / modern orchard 1,852 trees/Ha (1,35 meters between each tree and 4 meters between each row of trees)
Production > Old centenary orchard 25,000 Liters with 0.4°maximum acidity when bottled / modern orchard 450,000 Liters with 0.2° maximum acidity when bottled (only extra virgin olive oil)
Harvest date > From the end of September to the end of December
Extraction temperature > First cold pressed, maximum 26°C
System of extraction > Ecological 2 phases continuous system
Yield > Between 11.5% to 15%
Size > Glass bottle 0,25 – 0,5 – 0,75 – 1 Liters / metal tin 3 – 5 Liters / pet bottle 0,25 – 0,5 – 0,75 – 1 – 5 Liters
Atlas from Marrakech
Altitude: 390 m
Surface: 300 Ha
Net planted surface: old centenary orchard 30 Ha / modern orchard 215 Ha (245 Ha in total)
Olive trees: old orchard 3,000 / modern orchard 398,180 (401,180 trees in total)
Density: old centenary orchard 100 trees/Ha (10 meters between each tree and each row of trees) / modern orchard 1,852 trees/Ha (1.35 meters between each tree and 4 meters between each row of trees)
Olives per tree: old centenary orchard 60 Kg / modern orchard 6 Kg
Production: old centenary orchard 25,000 Liters with 0.4°maximum acidity / modern orchard 450,000 Liters with 0.2° maximum acidity (only extra virgin olive oil)
Soil properties: 30% clay, 35% muddy/limoneux, 35% sandy. In overall, well balanced soil. (PH 8.34)
Water origin: Atlas acquifere (supplied by the snow melt of the Atlas mountains) and Dam water supply
Cultivars: old centerany orchard Picholine du Languedoc (French variety, 80%), Picholine Marocaine (autoctona, 10%), Menara (autoctona, 2%), Haouzia (autoctona, 2%), Chemlali (tunisian, 2%), Dahbia (autoctona, 4%) / modern orchard Arbequina (Spanish variety, 84%) and Arbossana (Spanish variety, 16%)
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Proud of my Italian oils I had a little reticence in trying a Moroccan oil. With my big surprise I found it really delicious. I used it raw, but I’ve to admit, it’s great for frying too. It has very hi smoke point that makes my ‘fritto misto’ lovely golden and crunchy. I highly recommend it!
Les Terroirs de Marrakech
I bought this oil as I was attracted by its elegant and unusual bottle. Such a precious container had to contain a very special product and I was right! The bottle on your table is a pleasure for your eyes and when you pour it, pervasive perfumes invites your dining companions to taste it and they feel privileged to savor such a rare nectar. My guests are special and I love being a perfect gracious hostess.
I discovered this great oil when looking for a good oil for my olive oil ice cream. It resulted to be the best one. Now I use it as a topping to add savory complexity to many of my sweet treats. Delicious!
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