‘Mainova Early Harvest’ extra virgin olive oil brought to Portugal the gold medal in the first edition of ‘Dubai Olive Oil Competition’, a contest that brought together 287 producers from 17 countries and distinguished the best olive oils.
Produced in Herdade da Fonte Santa, in an integrated production system with green olives harvested in October 2019, the ‘Early Harvest’ extra virgin olive oil stands out for its reduced acidity of only 0.2% and for its strong green fruity flavor, bitter and spicy. It also has a high content of anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and polyphenols.
In the ‘Dubai Olive Oil Competition’, all olive oils in competition were evaluated by an international jury that included prestigious names, such as Emmanuelle Dechelette (France), sommelier and olive oil consultant and founder of the Olio Nuovo Days concept, Kostas Liris (Greece), the specialist in olive oil and agronomist and José Ventura (Portugal), the olive oil sommelier and general director of the olive growers cooperative in Valpaços.
In addition to ‘Early Harvest’, Mainova also has the Classic olive oil available. However, in the universe of wines, there are six references in the following ranges: Mainova (white and red), Moinante (rosé and white) and Milmat (white and red).
‘Early Harvest’ extra virgin olive oil is produced from green olives harvested at the beginning of the season. Characterized by a low acidity at 0.2%, an intense green fruity flavor, bitter and spicy, it is rich in healthy polyphenols, having a higher concentration of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
“With only two months, launched in June 2020, Mainova is a Portuguese brand of sustainable wines and extra virgin olive oil, which favors organic and integrated production methods”, say the owners.
Mainova is an olive oil and wine brand from Herdade da Fonte Santa. Located in the Alto Alentejo area, in the municipality of Arraiolos, the estate has centuries of conservation and improvement of its soil, which combines with experience in best practices and processes. There you can find shale, granite and a unique ecosystem, as well as a highly specialized team that works to generate the best products that the region can offer.