The Canchales Reservoir is surrounded by meadows and some areas of irrigated land to the south. It is an idyllic place for a multitude of different species of birds to live and breed. The reservoir is within a designated bird protection area (ZEPA - Zonas de Especial Protección para las Aves) and is also part of the 2000 Nature Network (Red Natura 2000). It is considered a wetland of international importance.
Our Arbequina olive grove is situated in the irrigated land to the south of the reservoir, in the area known as Casarente. The olives are planted in super high-density rows. Arbequina olive trees are low vitality with an open canopy and offer high yields and constant productivity. We harvest these types of olives early using olive harvesters to obtain high quality oil.
Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a fruity olive, apple, banana and almond aroma. It is a free flowing, smooth and sweet oil that has almost no bitter or sharp taste, which makes it ideal for people who are less used to the flavour of traditional olive oil.
Aceites Alguijuela is a small family agricultural business that has a long-established tradition of olive production, as our 'Verdial de Badajoz' variety of olive trees demonstrates. We are located in Torremayor, within the fertile lands of the 'Vegas Bajas del Guadiana' in the region of Mérida, which has an age-old tradition of olive cultivation since the creation of the Roman capital 'Emérita Augusta'.
From our ancestors' tradition, we have learnt to admire and love nature. We understand how important it is not to rush production processes and, above all, have developed the strength to endure times of scarcity, just like the olive trees we grow
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