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El Olivar  is divided into terraces formed by margins of dry stone that are more than 200 years old. The objective of these stone margins, in addition to facilitating the peasant's work, was (and still is) to prevent runoff and thus the escape of nutrients stored by the land. Limestone soils predominate on the land, rich in minerals and nutrients.

TRADITIONAL ORGANIC OLIVE GROVE

The olive grove is rainfed, which means that the only water the tree receives comes from the rain. At Casa Baranku' we firmly believe in the strength of biodiversity and its work in fertilizing the land, which is why NO chemicals of any kind are used. This can be seen in the green blanket that covers our terraces.

SMALL LIKE A DROP OF OIL

Our olive grove is made up of 200 centuries-old olive trees, among which we find two of the native varieties of the Ebro lands: morruda and sevillenca. One of the advantages of being small is that the fruit can be picked by hand without damaging the tree.

BARANKU' VIRGIN EXTRA OLIVE OIL

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As mentioned above, our production is very limited. We pick the fruit by hand and press it in stone mills as our ancestors did. The juice resulting from this pressing gives rise to our two monovarieties:

BARANKU' AOVE - SEVILLENCA  

An olive that gives rise to sweet virgin olive oils, very fruity, slightly bitter and with an appreciable spiciness. Notes of green apple and banana predominate in its flavor.

BARANKU' AOVE - MORRUDA 

Morrut olives give rise to complex oils and a sweet and fruity mid palate that evolves towards contained bitter and spicy sensations.

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OLIVE OIL

The olive tree is one of the most traditional and widespread ancient trees along the entire Mediterranean Region. Its cultivation dates back to the Neolithic, long before the written word was known, 3,000 to 4,000 years BC. Historians consider that it comes from Syria, from Asia Lesser, and of the Near East, where it originally grew in abundance in state wild. However, wild olive trees also grew in North Africa, Spain and in Greece; which makes the exact origin of the olive tree uncertain. An olive tree can live up to 2000 years.

Casa Baranku' is located within two hectares planted by olive trees. Our varieties are morruda or morrut and sevillenca and they are cultivated in the dry method, which means that the resulting oil does not have added water. Just rainwater.  

Morrut o Morruda  is one of the predominant varieties in Catalonia. Late ripening. Olives are easily detached from the tree, a property that farmers appreciate. Morrut olives give rise to complex oils and a sweet and fruity mid palate that evolves towards contained bitter and spicy sensations.

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Sevillenca is a variety also predominant in Catalonia. An olive that gives rise to sweet virgin olive oils that are very fruity, slightly bitter and with an appreciable spiciness. Notes of green apple and banana prevail in its flavor.

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