It’s official! The European Union now recognizes Aceite de Madrid (or olive oil from Madrid) with Protected Designation of Origin status.
The olives are hand picked straight from the tree to ensure that they are healthy and fresh. They are then transported to the oil mills in a way that fully protects them from damage and deterioration. Ultimately, the oils stand out for their unique flavor and because of the artisan and environmentally-respectful techniques by which they’re produced. According to the EU, they also have a “complex organoleptic profile with medium-to-high intensity and aromas of olives, almonds, leaves, apple, tomato, and banana.”