“It is our choices that show who we truly are.” JK Rowling
The production of Oblica Olive Oil (a variety endemic to Croatia) is based on the highest production standards, with three foundational pillars:
• The search for authenticity through absolute respect for the land.
• The passion for small details that make the difference.
• Respect for things well done.
These pillars translate to a certified organic production process, that respect the principles of biodynamic agriculture.
Where many are content with declarations of good intentions (even the most prestigious olive oil brands), Oblica takes action.
The orchards and tree leaves are analyzed each year in order to choose and then apply natural fertilizers best suited to the exceptionally calcareous soils and very iodized air that make up this very particular island.
Pollination is optimized in an absolutely natural way by planting cousin species olive trees, Levantika nearby.
Picking is carried out entirely by hand by the people of the village, a tradition of the island of Brač, which is an extremely rare practice that guarantees the highest quality harvest and respect for the integrity of each olive. Manual picking also implies respect for various ancestral practices. There are never more than 100 trees planted per hectare and each tree is kept low to the ground, which ensures better photosynthesis of all fruit.
Once pressed, the oil is left pure, unfiltered, to preserve all its organoleptic richness. It is stored in stainless steel drums and bottled only on demand, at the time of order, thus guaranteeing exceptional freshness.
All of these production chain processes, impossible to replicate at a large scale, require utter dedication, which only the passion and enthusiasm of a selfless man can guarantee.
Quality remains the pinnacle objective at no expense.
Fou de cuisine – Fou de Patisserie
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