Region: Pula/Medulin

Flos Olei

  • 95

Category: Excellent

A brilliant performance for Chiavalon in Vodnjan, which combines a high quality production with the young Sandi Chiavalon's passion and enthusiasm. He has been running the farm for some years, following his family tradition. Today there are 22 hectares of specialized olive grove with 6,100 trees. In the last harvest 250 quintals of olives were produced and 70 purchased, with a yield of about 38 hectolitres of oil. We recommend the excellent Extra Virgin selection Ex Albis, which is an intense limpid golden yellow colour with delicate green hues. Its aroma is definite and rotund, rich in vegetal hints of freshly mown grass, celery and broad beans, together with fruity hints of medium ripe tomato, banana and white apple. Its taste is ample and complex, with notes of country vegetables, black pepper and officinal herbs, especially field balm and basil. Bitterness and pungency are distinct and balanced. It would be ideal on octopus appetizers, spinach salads, marinated tuna, barbecued radicchio, artichoke purée, pasta with meat sauce, blue fish au gratin, roast red meat or game, medium mature cheese.

  • 80-120 m
  • red soil
  • promiscuous polyconic vase
  • 6500
  • by hand and mechanically
  • continuous, centrifugal press, in 2 phases
  • intensively fruitly
  • 0 0 - 0 lt.

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.