What benefits give ŠOLTA OLIVE OIL WITH PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN to consumers?
Olive oil from Šolta has gone a long way in controls and testing, and has been back in 2016. PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN – (PDO).
Consumers benefit the most from this, as they have three things to be guaranteed:
First, that each bottle of Šolta olive oil bearing the PDO contains oil from carefully processed olives exclusively from Šolta olive groves, that the processing into oil was made to high standards in an oil mill on the island of Šolta and that bottling took place on Šolta. Only such Šolta olive oil is allowed to leave the island of Šolta.
Secondly, that olive cultivation, processing into oil and the quantities produced are controlled by accredited control bodies, inspections and additionally by members of the Association “Golden Šoltanka”.
Thirdly, that the quality of the product meets the high requirements that the manufacturers – members of the Association have set for themselves and fixed in the Product Specification with ZOI “Šolta Olive Oil”, which are above the standard for extra virgin olive oils.
10 REASONS WHY TO CHOOSE ŠOLTA OLIVE OIL
The Šoltanka variety has long been classified in an elite group of super-varieties of olives. The love and passion with which the šolta’s olive grocers cherish their olive trees, the tradition and the knowledge that has been passed down and perfected for millennia, the pride on their variety “Šoltanka” is a unique combination of circumstances from which the Šolta olive oil is made. Šolta’s climate with hot and dry summers, exposure to storms, minerals in limestone, and the specific composition of soil and flora together form this unique product and give it a rarely seal. Perfection and complexity of the taste and aroma of Šolta olive oil is due to the fact that our producers’ olive groves are scattered all over the island. Each micro- location gives our common olive oil finely differentiated aromatic and flavourful shades, which leaves no connoisseur or fan of olive oil indifferent.
The Šolta Olive Oil made by Association „ZLATNA ŠOLTANKA“has won the highest awards at domestic olive events for years. In the last 3 years, Šoltansko has managed to rise to the very top of the best olive oils in the world.