The name Ecolibor embodies both our commitment to organic agriculture — “ecológico” meaning “organic” in Spanish — and the love we have for our land, Ibor, as in the Sierra de Ibores, which is the bio-diverse region in which our forest of olive trees resides. The result of these two passions is an organic extra virgin olive oil with exceptional characteristics. This includes exactly zero residuals, an acidity of 0.1º, and an intense aroma with a smooth fruity, full-bodied flavor.
Our main secret is truly our care for the land and its trees, as we never use herbicides, pesticides or chemicals, and stringently follow organic agricultural methods. This is followed by the rigorous selection and transportation of the olives to a mill that employs the most modern extraction techniques around.
The 2015, 2016 and 2017 oil harvests accumulate already 9 medals in international competitions, 5 of them being gold medals, not only for their tasting parameters but also for their analytical in polyphenols. The high figures in polyphenols have allowed us to win three gold medals: two in London and one in Greece, supported by the Prokopios Magiatis Laboratory of the University of Athens.
Another important component of our formula is our history. We are a family business that began producing organic olive oil in 1998 after recovering this once abandoned olive farm. We began producing olive oil as Ecolibor several years later in 2004 after years of working hard to achieve the aforementioned high level of quality, as well as an official organic seal. In the ensuing years, Ecolibor has prominently positioned itself in markets such as Japan, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.
THE OLIVE VARIETIES
100% Cornicabra. We take special pride in this tremendously nutritious oil that strikes a perfect balance between sweet and a pleasant bitterness with notes of green leaves, and a moderate spiciness. The oil, with its distinct aroma of freshly cut grass, is especially stable given its high content of monounsaturated fats (oleic acid and polyphenols). Meanwhile, the subtle spiciness results from the oil’s exceptionally high polyphenol count of 2,115 mg/kg.