EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Croatian Liquid Gold
Oil roads of Istria will take you to some of the most outstanding olive oils in the world.
This goes in favor of it, that world’s Bible of olive oil, has for the fourth year in a row declared the Croatian region of Istria the best olive oil region in the world. Dec, 2018.
Olive oil production in Istria has a long tradition, which is run by autonomous olive maker. Istria’s olive oils were highly valued even in the time of the Roman Empire.
As a region is one of the world’s northernmost olive tree growing regions, which certainly is a great advantage in the production of high quality olive oil. The secret lies in lower temperatures, thanks to which olive trees have a shorter vegetation period and the oil accumulation in its fruit begins later than in southern regions. When summer heat waves strike southern areas, the fruit already contains oil, so the high temperatures cause a considerable decrease in its quality. On the other hand, in Istria, the accumulation of oil begins after the period of high temperatures has passed and can no longer have a negative effect on oil quality. This results in high quality extra virgin olive oil of an intense flavor and aroma, and elegant notes of various herbs.
Basic characteristics of Istrian ‘liquid gold’ – EVOO
- Obtained from pure, first cold-pressed olives
- Consists mainly of oleic acid (84%) (Healthy monounsaturated fats)
- High in nutritionally valuable elements
- Fruity aroma, slight piquancy and bitterness
- Pleasant flavor characteristics , green to yellow color
Romano This oil pairs perfectly with all kinds of fish dishes. We especially recommend it with fish carpaccio. It also may be used for all mixed vegetable salads as well as all boiled and grilled vegetables. Region: Istria Place of production: Vodnjan Altitude: 80 –...
Organic Organic – extra virgin olive oil, certified organic production . Region: Istria Place of production: Vodnjan Altitude: 80 – 180 m.a.s.l. Type: coupage/blend Olive variety : Vodnjan Buža, Crnica, Istrian Bjelica, Rožinjola and Moražola Harvesting method:...
Ex-Albis Intense and very elegant, enriched with harmonic notes of wild chicory, green apple, artichoke, freshly cut green grass and tomato, as well as rich balsamic notes of mint, rosemary and sage, with a distinct almond note Region: Istria Place of production:...
Atilio This oil pairs perfectly with all kind of meat dishes. We especially recommend it with steaks. It may also be served with dessert, preferably a dark chocolate cake. Region: Istria Place of production: Vodnjan Altitude: 250 – 600 f.a.s.l. Type: coupage/blend...
In our offer we selected the best of the best; CHIAVALON extra virgin olive oil – Chiavalon family is the third generation of premium olive oil producer in Croatia, which has been voted as one of the fifteen best olive oils in the world, and most awarded olive oil in Croatia and Europe across all of the United States and Asia.
The most important turning point in the production of extra virgin olive oil on Chiavalon estate, which they introduced from the very beginning, is an early hand harvest and same-day processing. Processing them the same day in a modern plant using the cold press method, under a controlled atmosphere. Such a process ensures that the olive oil remains exactly the same as it was in the fruit, non-oxidized, with a very low free fatty acids level and a high content of polyphenols significant antioxidants. All these compounds of our extra virgin olive oil have a distinctly beneficial health effect.
Chiavalon extra virgin olive oil is not only the ultimate seasoning it is also a remedy.