We have to climb nine hundred (in Spanish, NOVECIENTOS) metres to get to our olive groves in the mountains of Alcalá la Real, in the province of Jaén. There, we select the olives from which we extract an oil of excellent quality.
The high altitude and local climatic conditions are the reasons why our olive oil is special. That’s our mark of quality.
That’s how NOVECIENTOS was born.
Why 'novecientos'? A liitle background information.
In the Iberian Peninsula, cultivation of olive trees and extraction of the oil from their fruits began in the sixth century BC. To begin with, its uses were not culinary, but, thanks to its healthy qualities, medicinal and cosmetic. We do not see the land itself as something that we developed. However, as with most natural products, certain places have conditions that are exceptionally favourable to the production of superior quality olive oil.
Therefore, our priority is to treat the crop as what it really is, a fruit; and the care taken in cultivation, collection, transportation and processing into a pure olive juice, an extra virgin olive oil, has to be scrupulous and painstaking. This is what justifies its high value as a health food and necessary element of a balanced diet that maintains youth.
The variety of olives used (picual, hojiblanco, arbequina, etc.) determines the flavour and aroma of the olive oil. Each one of these has many valuable qualities for the consumer, who, depending on taste and appreciation of olive oil, can choose one or the other.
Today, NOVECIENTOS incorporates growers, agronomists and technical staff, aiming to provide customers with a product of the quality and exclusivity only obtained in certain regions with particular characteristics. We decided to create NOVECIENTOS because we believe in our olive oil and our professionalism, based on reliability and good customer relations.
What do we do differently?
However strict the processes of cultivation and elaboration, there are other conditions in the areas where olives are grown that enhance their quality and therefore their flavour and intensity. The best climatic, relief and water cycle conditions for olive growth occur at about nine hundred metres above sea level; exactly those present here, in our groves, in the surroundings of Alcalá la Real. This is the origin of our name and it is what makes our olive oil unique and different.
From the fruits collected in this environment, which have received the appropriate amount of sunshine, water and heat in each part of the year, we obtain an olive oil of exceptionally high quality from a nutritional point of view, because of its high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and its satisfying and nutrient-absorbing effects; and also from a cosmetic point of view, because of its moisturising effects that keep the skin supple and moist and the body tissues young.
So, in addition to its flavour and aroma, the fact that our olive oil possesses all of these healthy properties makes daily enjoyment of our signature product, ACEITE 900 TOP, a very good idea.
Now that you know a little about the story of our company, it only remains for me to thank you for inviting us into your house.