Our olive farm was founded by Don Francisco Laur, french immigrant,
born in the region of Loire, located in southern France. He established in Cruz de Piedra, Maipú, in
the beginnings of the year 1900, pioneering the planting of olives in Mendoza province, as well as
production of extra virgin olive oil.
There, visitors will take a journey to the past by observing the building where our ancient factory used to be, in which extraction was made by a pressing system, currently trasnformed in our museum, where this pressing system is perfectly preserved. From the year 1996 a technological innovation process was iniciated. In that process, modern oil extraction machineries were incorporated, which use the system known as centrifugal continuous extraction, which produced a notorious increase in the produced volumes, maintaining a high quality in our products.
Varietal: 100% Arauco.
It's an extra virgin olive oil, produced from extremely unripe harvested olives with a 5% output, and a 0,1% acidity. It's a selection of the region's best olives combined in a unique oil. Each harvest for this oil is made manually and gently in order to prevent damage to the fruit.
Varietal: Blend Arbequina/Arauco.
A sweet entrance is perceived, which becomes fluid in mouth, evenly impregnating it and letting an intense apple flavour to be discovered, turning then to almond and nuts when the oil rests on the palate. Strong bitterness and marked spicyness remains in mouth for a few seconds.
Varietal: Blend Arauco/Arbequina/Frantoio.
Fruited green olive aroma, with an intense apple and banana presence and sweet finish. In mouth, is a light oil, sweet with predominance of notes of green, recently cutted herbs, spicy and bitter with a strong presence, yet delicate to palate.
Varietal: Arauco (in three different degree of ripeness).
A balanced profile and complex oil, since it is completely made of Arauco variety, but picking the fruits in three different ripe stages (green, envero -when the fruit begins to change its color- and ripe) Green olive mid high fruited, noticeable in nose and mouth. A great diversity of secondary vegetal aromas, above all green apple, kiwi and banana peel, although hues from other ripe fruits such as strawberries appear. Standing out are its bitterness and spiciness with a final astringency, which does not interfere with its profile.
Varietal: 100% Arauco.
Only variety indigenous of Argentina, it is currently considered the malbec of the country's produced oils. The fruits, large, egg-shaped, oblong and pointy. The Arauco varietal oils are characteristic in their strong bitterness and spicyness, very fruited with mineral and vegetal very intense aromas. This variety is often used in cuts with soft varieties. The Laur Gran Mendoza Olive Oil is 100% Arauco green, which makes it a very spicy and bitter oil with character, special for knowledgeable and demanding palates.
Varietal: Blend Arbequina.
This special selection gives a intense green, fresh cutted herb hued, fruited aroma. Full bodied, with a soft bitterness and spicyness, sign of a higher percentage of antioxidants (polyphenols), characteristic of the olive in the stage of envero with a higher content of oleic acid. Olive oil to experiment with the usual dishes.