Quality: Very good
An ideal climate, expert processing and a story that continues to enrapture aficionados of authentic Istrian olive oil year after year - all of these can be found in each and every single bottle of Vergal olive oil. From our olive groves in perfect seaside locations, brought to your plate; you are served an authentic experience of Novigrad which offers a unique synthesis with part of our local traditions. All of our oils - Frantoio, Leccino and Vergal Blend - are produced directly from hand-picked olives, using a mechanical process of cold pressing, so as to ensure that the quality and flesh of the fruit are preserved throughout.
Vergal extra virgin olive oil is one of the finest Istrian olive oils, a claim substantiated by the many prizes won at prestigious international competitions, and it is certainly the most valuable souvenir you can bring home from Novigrad.
It is a beautiful intense limpid golden yellow colour with slight green hues. Its aroma is ample and rotund, rich in vegetal hints of artichoke, lettuce and chicory, together with spicy notes of black pepper and almond. Its taste is elegant and complex, with a flavour of country vegetables and aromatic herbs, especially mint and rosemary. Bitterness and pungency are definite and harmonic.
It would be ideal on barbecued porcini mushrooms, tuna salads, marinated octopus, grilled radicchio, artichoke purée, pasta with meat sauce, blue fish au gratin, roast game birds or animals, hard mature cheese.
Škverska 8, Novigrad-Cittanova