Acushla By Joaquim Moreira

Acushla | Olive Oil Times

    Tasting Notes and Food Pairings:

    Acidity: 0,1%
    Peroxide Index: 7%
    Olive oil of greenish yellow colour with fruity, slightly spicy smell and taste, and an elegant and persistent aftertaste.

    Company History:

    ACUSHLA, an organic olive oil produced with passion in the lands of Quinta do Prado, Vila Flor, is one of the best examples of what Douro has got to offer. By the hands of Tetribérica – Organic Farming, ACUSHLA, word of Irish origin that means “beat of my heart”, can be found, in the best gourmet stores in Portugal and the world, since 2006.

    ACUSHLA’s terminology describes the concept from which it sprung, the strength of an emotional click that would allow several generations from the same family to bond. The olive tree has always fascinated Joaquim Moreira, the mentor of the project, by its beauty, spirituality, resistance and longevity. And thus, an entrepreneur tied to the fashion business, who spent most of his professional life in big metropolis, working at a frantic pace, decided to nurture an alternative project. His father is in charge of the production phase, Joaquim is responsible for the management and the investment, and his daughter handles the sales and marketing.

    The initiative to choose a different path stem from the need to change the record, to alter the daily pace with a business attached to the land and its more temperate rhythm. Concerned with environmental issues, the organic culture was launched, placing in the market an olive oil of a premium segment, which pleases gourmets with the most demanding taste

    Awards and accolades:

    2011
    Gold – Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olive Oil and Packaging National Competition, Santarém – PORTUGAL).

    3rd place – Armonia International Competition (Italy) in the category “Design of container, the graphic image of the labels and packaging”

    2009
    Gold – Castelo Branco ’09 Olive Oil Biennial
    Silver – Santarém Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2008
    Silver – Wine and Olive Oil Line Product Design Awards
    2007
    Silver – Santarém Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    HONORABLE MENTIONS
    2011
    Armonia International Competiton in the Medium Fruitiness category.

    2009
    Best Portuguese Olive Oil elected by the Magazine “O Escanção” published in September / October.
    E.V.O. 2010 – The best extra virgin olive oils in the world (Marco Oregia) – International Contest opened to the best olive oil companies to create a guide to divulge and promote the elected.

    *All Information is provided by the producer.