La Alquería de Zafra Premium stands out for being a premium ranking oil for even the most demanding of palates.
To guarantee its excellent quality, much care is taken throughout the entire process, from the picking method, the cutting, the olives’ nutrition, the watering, the crushing, and storage etc. throughout the year in order to guarantee a quality and consistent harvest. It must be noted that the privileged location of the olive groves in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada means that the olives benefit from both the climate and magnetism of the mountains, influencing the originality and identity of the oil.
The fruit is picked half ripe to ensure that the olive is just right. Earlier picking by hand, while the olives are still green with their skin intact, determines the excellence of a Premium oil, as it contributes to the quality of the oleic juice obtained from both the Picual and Arbequina varieties.
The Arbequina Olive Tree produces a small, round olive weighing between one and two grams, it grows in bunches and is not so easy to pick with an oil content ranging between 20-21%. It is harvested mechanically using machinery.
The Picual Olive Tree is a solid tree, with short branches, a dense canopy and constant production. It is a species that is adapted to both the climate and soil but is not suitable for grove harvesting. It is the most important type of olive tree in Spain. It is widely favoured for being an olive tree that is fast to produce and easy to harvest, bearing a fruit that has an oleic acid content of up to 83%.