Product Review by FBWorld Team
Doscientas 100% single varietal extra virgin olive oils are estate-grown
at the Las Doscientas estate in the Maule
Valley in Chile, then handpicked in April
through May and first cold pressed within minutes of harvest for
maximum freshness. They are packaged in a uniquely shaped, patented
glass bottle with a wooden, drip-free pour spout. These olive
oils are new to the US market and limited in production.
Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made with 100% Arbequina
olives, a Spanish varietal. The oil has a lighter body, making
it ideal for cooking fish or poultry. There are some grassy and
zesty peppery notes, which give it some pizazz, but it's balanced
nicely by smoother nutty elements. We'd recommend trying it to
anyone that's unsatisfied by full-bodied, buttery olive oils and
wants more robust flavors.
Doscientas Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made with
100% Picual olives. It's flavors tend more towards the herbaceous
side, as notes of bell pepper, fresh cut grass, and white pepper
emerge. A bit rounder and fuller than the Arbequina, it's well
suited for cooking meat or frying up potatoes. People who prefer
"more traditional" olive oil should give this one a
try. It's still quite smooth, but has more layers of flavor than
your average olive oil.