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"Cerlon in Vodnjan, in south-western Istria, is a young family-run oil farm. Since 2002 it has been run by its founder and principal Giorgio Cerlon, who manages almost 3 hectares of specialized olive grove with 500 trees of the variety buža. In the last harvest 55 quintals of olives were produced, which allowed a yield of 8 hectolitres of extra virgin olive oil. We recommend the farm selection, the Extra Virgin Galeo, which is an intense limpid golden yellow colour with light green hues. Its aroma is ample and elegant, endowed with fruity hints of unripe tomato and sweet almond, enriched by aromatic notes of basil, parsley and white pepper. Its taste is complex and rotund, characterized by a vegetal flavour of lettuce, celery and artichoke. Bitterness is distinct and pungency is balanced. It would be ideal on lentil starters, bruschette with tomatoes, artichoke salads, marinated bluefish, minestroni with vegetables, first courses with sausages, boiled octopus, stewed lamb, barbecued chicken, medium mature cheese."


  • 100 m
  • red soil
  • free vase
  • 500
  • by hand
  • continuous, cold press, in 2 phases
  • intensively fruitly
  • 0 0 - 0 lt.
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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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