In the olive groves of the Grubić family there is a special section of 200 trees which are over 400 years old. On them grows the female variety of Buža olives, the true Prima Donna of Istrian olive groves.
They treat these trees with great respect and cultivate them with extra special care. The limited edition extra virgin olive oil Vallea comes exclusively from the fruits of these ancient trees, demanding and sensitive, but always yielding great results.
Vallea is a fresh and harmonious oil with a distinctive scent and flavour. It has a pure and rounded aroma with a prevalent apple scent, bringing to life the true Mediterranean garden. This is combined with a few extra choice notes, like mint, basil, rosemary, almond and black pepper, together with the perfume of grass and leaves to give it an unmistakable note of freshness.
Its flavor is sophisticated and complex, while at the same time harmonious and just a little spicy, boasting a touch of radicchio, chicory and artichoke.
How to enjoy it
This beautiful oil is so gentle, harmonious and aromatic that it goes well with vanilla ice cream.
Who makes it
The Grubić family who run one of the best boutique olive mills in Istria, producing top quality oils with care and love.
For the EVOO nerds
Place of production: Bale
Olive varieties: Buža Femina
Harvesting method: Hand picked
Harvesting period: October 2020