Olive Variety: Zorzaleña Olive
Curing Method: Natural Brine Cured
Origin: Typical of Western Andalucía
Time of Harvest: August – October
The name Zorzaleña originates from the local ‘Zorzales’ wild birds, which feed on the mature olives found in Western Andalucía.
In Andalucía, it is usual to find these olives trees growing in wild paths away from the crowds.
That’s why we call the Zorzaleña variety ‘the wild olive’.
Zorzaleña olive trees are known for their strength and vigour; for decades, the Zorzaleña has been used to graft weaker varieties, taking advantage of its strong roots.
Because of this process, Zorzaleña olives are rare and it is not common to find fields of Zorzaleña plantations.
This wild attribute, as well as its strength as an olive tree, are also part of its characteristic flavour.
The strong flesh and hard skin, alongside a characteristic acidity point, remind us of its wild spirit and gives us an authentic olive flavour and notes of naturalness in this unique variety.
Although this variety has an unusual production process, it is one of the heirloom varieties that Losada is recovering with new plantations.
Remember the name.
Unique things are often difficult to discover.