Moulin St Michel · Vallée des Baux extra virgin olive oil AOC, la gourde · 50cl (16.9 fl oz) Best Price
This extremely popular oil is mild and elegant, with a pleasantly fresh taste. You'll discover hints of artichoke, almonds, green vegetables, and freshly cut hay. It is made from four olives: the Salonenque, Béruguette (the local name for the Aglandau), Grossane, and, from the Bouches-du-Rhône area, Verdale. The Vallée des Baux extends from the south side of the Alpilles range to the Crau plane and encompasses the villages of Aureille, Fontvielle, Mouriès, Maussane, les Baux, and le Paradou. This oil was awarded, in 1997, an AOC, or Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (the French system for designating and controlling the geography and quality of wines and other products). It is an extra virgin oil, made from the first cold pressing. For optimal preservation, keep in a cool, dark cupboard away from the sunlight, both before and after opening.
Moulin Saint Michel: Thanks to its geographical situation, Mouriès in the Alpilles has been used as the center of olive oil production for centuries. At one point in 1780 there were 15 moulins à huile, or olive oil mills, and 300,000 olive trees in cultivation. And since 1744 at the heart of Mouriès stands the Moulin St. Michel, once known as “le Moulin modern,” the modern mill. Today this modern mill is run by the third generation of the Rossi family and has won several awards for its oils at the Salon de l’Agriculture.
Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil 50cl (16.9 fl oz)