Castelines Olive Oil
Castelines Olive Oil
We love Provence and this delightful olive oil is a prime example of the delicate, fruity oil the region produces. This award-winning extra-virgin olive oil is the result of blending the four typical olive varieties of the AOP Vallée des Baux de Provence. Cold extraction at Castelas Mill within 6 hours of harvesting retains the vegetal fruity character of the olive oil and preserves the subtle and complex features of Domaine CastelaS.
You'll find a very fresh nose with an aromatic persistence unveiling an attractive palette of flavours: raw artichoke, almond, apple, and tomato plant. It is subtly bitter, with a peppery edge that appears after a few seconds in the mouth.
Castelines, CastelaS's Classic,, is a delicate, complex and harmonious olive oil that is best drizzled directly on food. It expresses itself equally well on hot cooked dishes such as steamed vegetables, fish and fresh pasta, and on green salads, raw vegetables and cheese.
Domaine CastelaS produces olives on 110 acres of Appellation d’Origine Protégée groves in the Vallée des Baux de Provence, and in 160 acres on the Plaine de Crau.
In this mill, at the foot of the Château des Baux, Catherine and Jean-Benoît combine know-how, passion, exacting standards, technique and all of their olive farmers’ sensibility to create intensely powerful olive oils year after year, for pleasure constantly renewed. They are wonderful hosts, so be sure to visit when you're next in Provence.
Vallée des Baux de Provence, France
Olive: Salonenque, Aglandau, Grossane and Verdale
After living for 15 years on the wide-open plains of Arizona, Catherine and Jean-Benoît Hugues decided to return home to their roots in Provence to dedicate themselves to their passion: the olive tree. The Domain Castelas’ story began in 1997 when they fell in love with some old olive trees planted in south-facing land in the rocky range of Les Alpilles, in the locality of Castelas. Today Domaine Castelas produces olives on 110 acres of Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) groves in the Vallée des Baux de Provence and in 160 acres on the Plaine de Crau. At their mill located at the foot of the Château des Baux, Catherine and Jean-Benoît combine know-how, passion, high standards, technique, and all of their olive farmers’ sensibility, to create intensely powerful olive oils year after year.