The selection Zigante has proposed to our panel is their masterpiece. Giancarlo Zigante, well-known since 1999, because he found in Buje the biggest white truffle in the world (1.31 kg), included in the Guinness of records, has been picking and marketing truffles for years. Moreoever he is a renowned restaurateur and oil producer. He runs 7 hectares of olive grove with 1,400 trees, which produced 200 quintals of olives in the last harvest, equal to 15 hectolitres of oil. We recommend the excellent Monocultivar Extra Virgin selection Zigante - Istarska Bjelica from Organic Farming, which is a beautiful intense limpid golden yellow colour with delicate green hues. Its aroma is elegant and rotund, with rich hints of artichoke, lettuce and chicory. Its taste is complex and strong, with intense aromatic notes of black pepper, rosemary, mint and a distinct almond finish. Bitterness is powerful and pungency is distinct. It would be ideal on baked porcini mushrooms, spinach salads, marinated tuna, barbecued radicchio, artichoke purée, pasta with sausages, boiled octopus, pan-seared red meat or game, hard mature cheese.
Portoroška 15, Plovanija, Buje-Buie