The flagship XXV Intense is very special, in that it is an exceptionally balanced extra virgin olive oil from a single Cortina cultivar. What Mardouw’s resident olive oil maker Chris van Niekerk accomplishes here, is no mean feat. While Coratina is known to be a overly bitter and peppery cultivar, and is mostly used in a blend with other less potent cultivars, the Mardouw XXV Intense boasts a remarkably complex but well-balanced, fruity, bitter and peppery flavour – not as a result of blending, but as a result of a technically delicate fine-tuning in the oil’s production process of green Coratina olives only. The entire process, from blossom to harvest, from basket to bottle, including tweaking of equipment and filtering, is controlled with a very precise and fine end result in mind.
Mardouw’s olive oil is a nutty, well-balanced intense Extra Virgin Olive Oil. On the nose it has fruit of green and ripe olives, olive leaves, artichoke, green almonds and walnut.
Mardouw’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded Gold at the 2017 and 2018 SA Olive Awards, and chosen among the ABSA Top 10 best SA Olive Oils in 2017 and 2018.
Swellendam, Western Cape
Cold winters, mild summers and pure mountain water
Soil and Mediterranean climate create perfect growing conditions
Single cultivar Coratina olives
Extraction using a state of the art Oliomio press.
Oleic Acid – 0.24% and Peroxide Value – 4.0mEq/kg.
Mardouw’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive oil makes an excellent salad dressing just as it is, or use it to drizzle over your favourite Italian bread or on your morning toast instead of butter. Drizzle on grilled fish, roast vegetables or stir fries. It makes excellent mayonnaise.