Variety leccione is an early variety oil with mild, harmonic and very aromatic taste, with a pronounced fruitiness in olive fruit. The flavor has a distinctive and discreet bitterness of sweet radicchio and chicory, the fragrance is dominated by aromatic herbs. Perfectly complements all the cooked dishes, in excellent agreement with the white fish and a light roasted meats.
The tradition of olive growing in the area of Vodnjan backs many years and had a particularly large rise during the Roman Empire nearly 2000 years ago. The peninsula near the village of Barbariga at that time was the estate specialised for growing olives with a large olive mill on the farm. In a neighboring village, where today Fažana is, there was a workshop for making amphoras. Amphora with the stamp of Fažana were found in various parts of the Mediterranean and in Rome, which indicates that the oil was exported from here across the Empire. Harvest is done manually since the beginning of October to November. Processing is done on the same day as the harvest in modern mill in Vodnjan with continuous closed system. At temperatures lower than 24 ° C. "Cold process". Within a few days after the processing the filtering is also done. Olive oil is kept in barrels under nitrogen atmosphere at a temperature of 16 deg °C.
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