|Olive trees can live for over
a thousand years, and all over Spain there are trees of many
varieties which were living and bearing fruit when Christopher
Columbus set sail for America in 1492.
Avelino Veá, renowned Patron of the House of VEÁ
and producer of L'Estornell and Lérida Veá olive
oils, has searched for 500 year old trees to produce this superb
The age of the trees is authenticated by reference to local
records and family-archives.
Veá is therefore offering a strictly limited edition
product which will be presented in hand-crafted glass 'taberna'
decanters, of the kind used throughout Spain during Columbus'
lifetime. Each decanter comes complete with a glass stopper,
and is decorated with specially designed labels.
Every case, and every decanter, will be numbered. Each case
contains six decanters, packed in individual gift boxes produced
in Spain using Galician pine - a magnificent and unusual presentation
fully worthy to celebrate the historic voyage of Christopher
Columbus from Spain to America 500 years ago.
The extra-virgin olive oil itself is of outstanding quality,
color and flavor - perfect in extra-special salad dressings
and in recipe dishes which depend on the authentic flavor
and qualities of first-class, extra-virgin olive oil for their
Columbus's three ships - the Flagship
Santa Maria; the 'Pinta' and the 'Niña' made up the
first recorded European expedition to cross the Atlantic Ocean
in warm or temperate latitudes. The expedition was financed
by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, and by Luis
de Santángel, keeper of the Royal Exchequer, who was
largely instrumental in securing the support of the Spanish
The King and Queen paid Columbus'
crews and provided his ships, no doubt stocking them with
abundant supplies of olive oil - much of it, possibly, from
the very same trees that have yielded this special bottling
|Decoració per al certificat
Idea per al certificat,
potser vol ser molt graciosa, es l’instrument emprat
per a la datació dels arbres, al principi hi posem
quan es va plantar l’arbre i desprès dates importants
per als Estats Units, d’aquesta manera es farien una
millor idea de l’edat dels arbres