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STORY

« After a diverse and deeply enriching professional life, at a time when I started to let go and see life differently, I became acutely aware of what we, as humans are doing to our environment. My encounter with a land of forgotten olive trees on the island of Brač came at a time when I felt the need, the urgency, to do something to bring change. To get back to nature and to put things back in order, as much as I humanely could. My vow is to respect our earth to the maximum, for my children, my grandchildren and for this exceptional land. No effort is too great. I am now freed from the material obligations of working life and can devote myself completely. »

Christian BOUAS

OUR COMMITMENTS

“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.

Claire PICHON
Fou de cuisine – Fou de Patisserie
Rédactrice en Chef adjointe

THE GRAND TOUR

The island of Brač is in the Adriatic Sea. It is a part of Croatia and is off the Dalmatian coast, opposite Split. With a surface area of 396 km², it’s the third biggest island in the Adriatic and the biggest on the Dalmatian coast.

THE AUTHENTIC PROCESS

Hundred-year-old olive trees are grown to preserve the soil.

The olives are picked by hand, one after the other by the residents of the village.

The oil is extracted by a two-phase mill.

Bottled on the estate at the date of the order.

Hundred-year-old olive trees are grown to preserve the soil.

The olives are picked by hand, one after the other by the residents of the village.

The oil is extracted by a two-phase mill.

Bottled on the estate at the date of the order.

Our organic extra-virgin olive oil is pressed every day after picking, which allows it to retain all its nutritional qualities.

View the analysis results of our oil

OFFERS

*Frais de port France Métropolitaine.
USA : Two bottles and shipping = 95$
Ask for another destination (Europe, USA, Japan…)

Organic extra-virgin olive oil, certified by AGRIBIOCERT • No chemical fertiliser • No pesticides • No herbicides • Acidity level : 0,12% • Peroxide value : 0.62 mol – 0,2 kg

The 2019 oil will be available from December 2019

POINT OF SALE:

– Toulouse : Fromagerie Betty – 21 Place Victor Hugo
Toulouse : Epicerie Les Champions – 50 Rue Pharaon
– Paris 10ème : Fromagerie Taka&Vermo – 61 Bis Rue du Faubourg Saint Denis
– Le Touquet : Fromagerie Pasquier 91 Rue de Metz – 62520
– Culinaries.fr

CONTACT

OBLICA – Organic Olive Oil
OBLICA Brač j.d.o.o.
Hrvatskih Velikana 8
Supetar – Croatia
HR 308 895 102 07
French Office
21 rue Apollo
31240 L’Union – FRANCE

+33 6 63 91 19 11

Owner :
Christian BOUAS
christian@oblica.hr
Operations manager :
Niksa TUDOR

YOUR THOUGHTS

“A very powerful nose marked by notes of fresh herbs, artichokes and black radishes. The register is more root-like than floral. Plenty of chewiness and pungency on the palate, with immediate strong hints of bitterness. The oil is very rich, with very little acidity, and the tannins emerge during a very long finish. Good balance between fullness, bitterness and tannins. An oil for salads, but especially for grilled fish, making a Pesto Genovese or a “Soupe au Pistou” (vegetable soup with garlic and basil).”

Hecht & Bannier

“A different, very distinctive and rare aroma and flavour.
The aromas perceived on the nose are reflected on the palate. Aeration has intensified the oil’s aromas and flavours.
A strong scent of cut grass. Aromas of leaves, fruit and grass surrounded by fresh almonds.
No acidity, pungent (peppery not spicy), good bitterness.
Use in the kitchen but never warmed or heated, or even in a vinaigrette: simply on its own as a finishing touch to perceive its full power and purity.
Try it with a salmon tataki or an obsiblue prawn tartare (strong iodine flavour) or possibly with poultry, a very dry goat’s cheese or grilled fish. In all cases, use it on its own as a finishing touch: don’t mix it with other ingredients.”

Sébastien CRISON, Chef restaurant Le Lumière, Hôtel Scribe