About 3500 olive trees grace the sloped terraces and paths of Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias in the Távora valley. After the grapes, olives are the most important crop. The production methods are traditional, respecting the biodiversity at the Estate. These olives have culminated in the most recent product from Kranemann Wine Estates, now available. Like the Estate’s wines, its olive oil reflects the uniqueness of the terroir, brought to market under the flagship Quinta do Convento brand.
There are many varieties of olive trees among the 47 hectares of vineyards and more than 100 hectares of indigenous Mediterranean forest, cork oak and chestnut trees. Quite a few of the olive trees are hundreds of years old. Harvest is manual using the “beating” method. The end product is a true reflection of the diverse varieties of olives at the Estate. “Our olive oil is a reflection of the long history of olive groves at Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias. We intervene minimally, ensuring our product honours and adds value to the traditional olive growing in the Douro valley”, explains Susete Melo, Head of Winemaking and Oenology at Kranemann Wine Estates.
Quinta do Convento Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tasting notes: Green in colour, this olive oil has a fruity aroma and notes of grass, olive leaf, and green apple. The flavour is fresh, striking a balance between spiciness and a hint of bitterness. It is smooth and has a delicious aftertaste.