HERDADE JOIA DO SUL
Name of product
Herdade Joia do Sul
What is it?
High quality extra virgin olive oil
Who produces it?
Alexandra and Francisco Monteiro, who launched the product in 2006.
Where is it produced?
In Pereiras-Gare near Odemira in the Alentejo.
How is it produced?
From the best hand-picked olives on the family-owned herdade (estate). The olive harvest takes place every year from the end of October until late November.
What makes it special?
Very low acidity and full fruity aroma. You can taste the passion of the producers.
How/where would you use it?
As a finishing olive oil for anything. The fantastic design and branding make it an attractive addition to any table.
All the best Algarve restaurants are using it.
How much does it cost?
€6 for the medium-sized bottle.
Where is it available to buy?
What else does the company produce?
A small spin-off line of olive oil-based cosmetics and candles.