Traditional agriculture

Our olive grove was planted in accordance with traditional agricultural methods, with a separation between the trees in excess of 7x7m, thereby allowing the trees to grow freely, without limitations imposed by other trees, and, in addition, means they do not have to be replanted following a period of productivity, as occurs with intensive or super-intensive production systems.

Olive trees may grow for several centuries and continue to produce fruit. With this in mind our grove features an irrigation system that ensures the trees do not suffer during periods of drought or due to seasonal changes, thereby favouring stability and ensuring that the resulting oils possess a generous degree of fruitiness and a fine balance between bitterness and spice – in all, a system that ensures very harmonious oils.


Olivos en agricultura tradicional

We can divide our olive grove into three plots.

The first of these features centenarian olive trees inherited from our great-grandparents and includes the varieties Hojiblanca, Lechín, Manzanilla and Gordalilla, or Ocal. These multiple-trunk trees are separated by 10-12m, producing an oil of great personality and complexity, and full of nuances.

The second plot features trees planted in the mid-20th century. These also feature multiple trunks and a separation of about 10m.

In 1994 we extended the grove with trees of the Hojiblanca and Picual varieties. While these trees are still young the planting follows the traditional system, and though the separation distance is less than in the other plots it is still ample (7x7m), meaning the crop is both sustainable and long-lasting. In addition, the trees are single-trunk, meaning they have plenty of room to develop to their full potential.