Zigante olive oils


The green oasis of central Istria is widely known for its untouched natural beauty. The valley of the river Mirna which with its current and tributaries is responsible for the fertile soil, the beautiful Motovun forest as the habitat of black and white truffles, Hum - the smallest town in the world, the Glagolitic Alley, the little towns and villages surrounded by thick walls and other beautiful sights express a perfect symbiosis between nature, culture, heritage and tradition, and the hardworking and friendly local people.

It is right in this area that the Giancarlo Zigante d.o.o company was established. Although Giancarlo Zigante had always lived with truffles, it was only in 1992 that the company for the sale and processing of truffles with its headquarters in Plovanija was established.
Since then the company has opened several shops that sell truffle products, the Zigante Restaurant in Livade with delicacies made from Istrian truffles, 4-star comfortable accommodation, as well as one of the most modern factories for the processing and conservation of truffles in Europe.

The oil is a clear and intensive green-yellow colour, rich with notes of wild chicory, cut grass, artichokes and vanilla. The special aromas that come from the Zigante truffle factory give an additional magic of taste and aroma to these top olive oils: aromas of porcini mushrooms, black truffle, white truffle, rosemary, hot chilli peppers, lemon and basil.
The Zigante factory is equipped with the latest machinery for the production and packaging of the products and it is fully automated. Around 30% of the total production is intended for export, whilst the remainder is sold on the domestic market and is placed in 6 of their own shops in Livade, Buje, Grožnjan, Motovun and Buzet in Istria and in Koper in Slovenia.

In total more than 50 different products are produced in 5 lines: Standard, Premium, Gastro, Delice and Private Label.
Today the Zigante company employs about 80 people and has representative offices in many European countries as well as Australia, Japan and the USA.

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Contact number 052/777 409

Web www.zigantetartufi.hr

E-mail info@zigantetartufi.com

Working hours: Shop Livade: 9:00-21:00 h

Region Istria

Address Portoroška 15; 52460 Plovanija


Zigante from Plovanija cares for its own olive grove of 700 trees over an area of 3 hectares. They cultivate four varieties: Istrian Bjelica, Leccino, Frantoio and Buža. The olive oil is obtained by the cold processing of hand-picked fruits.
On offer are olive oils with the aromas of porcini mushrooms, black truffle, white truffle, rosemary, hot chilli peppers, lemon and basil:
Standard line:
Olive oil with white truffle flavour – 60 ml/100 ml/250 ml
Olive oil with black truffle flavour – 60 ml/100 ml/250 ml
Delice line:
Olive oil with hot pepper aroma – 100 ml
Olive oil with rosemary aroma – 100 ml
Olive oil with basil aroma – 100 ml
Olive oil with lemon aroma – 100 ml
Olive oil with porcini mushroom aroma – 100 ml
Extra virgin olive oil – 250 ml/500 ml – Leccino, Istrian Bjelica, Buža