RITROVO® has been following this prestigious winery and olive oil farm for over a decade, since we first met them at OlioCapitale in Trieste, Italy. Not only are they mutual friends of the Piran Salt pans, but they are one of a handful of producers of extra virgin olive oil in this northeastern Italian region.
A true rarity among Italian EVOOs, this award- winning olive oil is made by the Parovel family in olive groves near Trieste Italy, one of the northernmost olive growing regions in the Mediterranean. Their olives are grown with organic methods on the border with Slovenia in the village of San Dorligo della Valle. The resulting 100% Bianchera extra virgin olive oil carries the noted DOP Tergeste denomination and is a Slow Food Presidio. Never before seen in the US market, this mildly fruity olive oil can be matched with seafood dishes, salads, and pasta dishes, including typical Friulano cjalsons--sweet and savory dumplings.