The privileged geographical location of the Empordà, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees, means that the climate combines mild winters and temperate summers with the Tramuntana, the cold northerly wind. These characteristics and the land dominated by the mountain substrata that form a typical geology of granites, slates and clay, forge the character of Ylla oil, with its own special stamp …
The oil of the Empordà is notably complex, with aromas that recall freshly-cut grass, artichokes and almonds. In the mouth they are balanced oils that, on average, are bitter and spicy.
Like wine, oil brings a range of pleasant sensations to the palate. The environment, the purity of the mixtures, the process of preparation and care, all have an influence on its final taste.
FRUIT OF OLIVE:
A sensation that recalls both of the aroma and taste of fresh olives, harvested at their optimum degree of ripeness.
A taste of olive oil that recalls this fruit
The characteristic aroma which recalls freshly-cut herbs
The typical taste of oils obtained from green olives. It may be more or less pleasant depending on the intensity
The sensation which olive oil transmits at the beginning of the season, especially those made with green olives
The pleasant olive oil taste where its bitter, astringent and spicy attributes do not predominate
Oil can also remind us of tomatoes, almonds, fennel…