Castillo de Canena First Early Royal, the world of premium extra virgin olive oil.
Further proving their depth for innovation and creativity, Castillo de Canena launched a new concept in extra virgin olive oils under the name 21st Century Oils. The first of these oils is the Early Royal, an early harvest oil produced from the Royal variety of olives, native to Jaén, but on the brink of extinction due to its low yield and difficult harvesting. Castillo de Canena have rescued the Royal trees from a small enclave in the mountains and have planted them in their own estate, taking every care of the Royal olive trees, and are now able to present this new exciting oil.
The ‘Royal’ varietal is an ancient variety native to Jaén, Andalucía. Its crop has suffered a strong decline since the end of the 19th century leading many to abandon it. Only a few Royal oils were harvested, all of which were exclusively reserved as soon as the olives ripened.
FIRST-EARLY ROYAL is harvested early, when it is most difficult to crop, but when the olives have the most flavour and aroma. That is why the name of our oil is EARLY ROYAL, our first XXI Century Oil.
Early Royal is presented in an original black bottle with white xerography in which the taste of the oil is uniquely included: “artichoke, green banana and fresh grass”. This will help lovers of extra virgin olive oils recognise the extraordinary flavours of one of the most ancient, scant and rare varieties in the world.