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Balija fam.

Region: Pula/Medulin



Flos Olei

  • 91

Category: Excellent

It is always a pleasure for us to mention the production of the family Balija, who run with constant care and passion their oil farm in Fažana, an ancient fishing village surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, not far from Pula. There are over 2 hectares of specialized olive grove with 500 trees. In the last harvest 70 quintals of olives were produced, equal to 8 hectolitres of extra virgin olive oil. We recommend the farm selection, the Extra Virgin Balija, which is a beautiful intense limpid golden yellow colour with delicate green hues. Its aroma is definite and ample, with vegetal notes of artichoke, chicory, lettuce and definite hints of mint and rosemary. Its taste is rotund and complex, with a flavour of country vegetables and an almond finish. Bitterness is present and pungency is limited, with evident sweetness. It would be ideal on lentil appetizers, bruschette with tomatoes, artichoke salads, marinated chicken, asparagus soups, pasta with meat sauce, blue fish au gratin, pan-seared poultry or lamb, medium mature cheese.


  • 5 m
  • red soil
  • promiscuous polyconic vase
  • 500
  • by hand
  • continuous, centrifugal press, in 2 phases
  • intensively fruitly
  • 0 0 - 0 lt.
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