There are strong evidence that the olive tree has existed in Portugal since the Bronze Age. The Romans and later the Visigoths and Arabs also continued to cultivate olive trees.
The olive is always there in Portugal. It became most abundant mainly between Coimbra and Évora but also extends through the valley of the Tagus from Santarém to Lisbon.
Portugal is a country heavily affected by the Mediterranean climate, even though it is next to the Atlantic Ocean. This makes Portugal and its olives different. The topography creates the merging of the Ocean with sweet water. And this makes the soil special and unique. All of these factors make the difference.
With a fruity, slightly thick aroma, golden or greenish yellow in colour, bitter, spicy or sweeter, mild or intense. This is Portuguese olive oil.