What is the best olive oil?
The choice of olive oil depends on its use. The oil for cooking, for accompanying and flavoring a salad or a piece of bread can be different.
Generally speaking, extra virgin olive oil is the most virtuous. Numerous studies have shown its health benefits.
It is important to taste an oil before buying it. The taste will also depend on the variety of the moment, the harvest, its characteristics, the mixtures of varieties. All these criteria allow to judge its quality.
An extra virgin olive oil contains volatile aromas such as flower, red fruit, leaves.
Extra virgin olive oil is a pure fruit juice with an acidity level of less than 0.8%. It is important to know how to store it correctly so as not to alter its taste. Ideally, it should be stored in a glass bottle at a temperature of between 17 and 18 degrees Celsius and protected from light.
It is important to pay attention to the quality label on the bottle which will highlight its assets.
At Château Virant, in the South of France, you will find people who are passionate about olive oil. The team members have acquired a unique know-how over the years. We offer different varieties of high quality olive oils. Each one has its own characteristics. To discover the different flavors, we invite you to the estate. You will also be able to benefit from the advice of our professionals, who will be delighted to answer your questions related to the tasting, the manufacturing, or the conservation of your olive oil.