Frantoio Vergal - a medium intense extra virgin olive oil
Vergal is the high-quality extra virgin olive oil that brings positive qualities of olive oil in harmony with a flavour that is exceptionally piquant and bitter. It is one of the finest Istrian olive oils, a claim substantiated by the many prizes won at prestigious international competitions.
Flos Olei has recognized it for the fifth time as one of the best olive oil producers.
Vergal is the name of an old freshwater spring – synonymous with health, cleanliness and life. Vergal continues today in the form of extra virgin olive oil cultivated from Frantoio, Leccino and Istarska bjelica.
Net weight: 250 ml & 500 ml
Producer: Laguna Novigrad
Country of Origin: Croatia
Olive variety: Frantoio
Harvest method: mechanical
Harvest year: 2019
Tasting notes: almond, green pepper, arugula, black pepper, green fruit
Best food pairing: with ingredients of intense taste and aroma such as beefsteak, truffles, game or matured cheese.
Storage: Keep in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Frantoio is a highly esteemed Italian olive variety, originally from the Tuscany region, in Istria it has been grown since the 1940's.
Frantoio is characterized with very fruity with a beautiful aroma. It is light green olive oil, with a scent and dominating taste of fresh olive fruit, almond and aromatic herbs; moderately bitter, with a strong pepperoncino pungency.
If added to meals with robust and intense flavour, such as truffles, beefsteak, venison, goose liver, mature cheese or wild asparagus, this powerful extra virgin olive oil will unfailingly create new magic of gourmet pleasures.
The Flos Olei, renowned guide to top-quality olive oils of the world, also recognized the hard work and care put into the manufacturing of Vergal olive oil varietals Frantoio and Leccino and included them in their guide.
Vergal is listed in Flos Olei, a specialized guide on the best extra virgin olive oils. 2017. – 2020., 2013. – 2015.
Other than being repeatedly mentioned in the most highly distinguished world guide to olive oils, Vergal has also won many national and international awards for olive oil quality.
Exciting news coming from Paris AVPA competition. (May 2020)
Vergal extra virgin olive oil collected two awards:
Frantoio got Gourmet award in the category Intense Ripe Taste.
Leccino was awarded a silver medal in the category Medium Ripe Taste.
2019, 2018. – GOLD AWARD – Vergal Frantoio was named one of the best oils in the world in 2018 and won a gold medal in the category of delicate monovarietal oils.
2018 – Vergal Frantoio awarded a gold gourmet medal at the World Edible Oils International Contest AVPA.
April 2017 – BEST in CLASS – Vergal Frantoio won the prestigious Best in Class award in the category of delicate monovarietal oils (out of 12 categories for the northern hemisphere).
L’Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles (AVPA), Paris
AVPA is a non-profit organization which brings together manufacturers from all over the world.
Vergal won a Gold Award at the 2019 NYIOOC World Olive Competition.
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is held each spring in New York City, the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest and its annual listing of award winners, widely considered to be the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils. The 2019 competition saw over 900 entries from 26 countries participating — the widest variety of Extra Virgin olive oils ever assembled in one place.
Olive oil varietals Frantoio, Leccino and Istarska bjelica, have been grown since 2005, and around 50 tons of olives are picked and processed every year, while about 5600 litres of olive oil produced.