To endure hundreds of years of olive production (yes, hundreds!), trees are grown in an environment that ensures the long term success and quality of the olive trees and the olives they produce.
Gold medals in Italy, New York, Japan, Switzerland, Croatia, Israel…need we go on? Chiavalon Extra Virgin Olive Oils have won the top award in the biggest competitions across the world.
Grown in the historic olive growing region of Istria in northwestern Croatia, Chiavalon olives are continually monitored throughout the year to ensure only the best olives make it into oil. The Chiavalons have spent over 23 years working to perfect the art of extra virgin olive oil, and they have their award cases to show for it.
Chiavalon brings fine-dining quality olive oil to your kitchen. Created to emulate the high quality olive oils that graced the tables of the ancient Romans, who were particularly fond of Istrian olive oil, every bottle of Chiavalon Ex Albis brings an authentic taste of the Mediterranean that cannot be beat.
Place of production: Vodnjan
Altitude: 80 – 180 m.a.s.l.
Olive variety: Vodnjan Buža, Crnica, Istrian Bjelica, Rožinjola and Moražola
Harvesting method: combined; hand picked and using hand-held pneumatic branch shakers
Harvesting period: October
Processing method: continuous cycle, 2 phases, processed immediately after harvesting
Processing temperature: max 24°C
Color: intense green
Aroma: intense and very elegant, enriched with harmonic notes of wild chicory, green apple, artichoke, freshly cut green grass and tomato, as well as rich balsamic notes of mint, rosemary and sage, with a distinct almond note.
Flavor: profound, yet at the same time very balanced piquancy and bitterness.
Serving suggestions: This oil pairs perfectly with mixed vegetable salads, legume hors d’oeuvres, mushroom soups, shellfish , grilled fish, marinated or grilled tuna, red and white meat and various cheeses. We recommend it with all types of pasta and risotto. It may also be served with dessert, preferably vanilla ice cream or chocolate cakes.