The sure thing is that the year 2020 will be unforgettable! And like every year at the end of the year at Parovel we retrace the life of the last 12 months to put the most important events of the year that ends in the drawer of memory.
The first event we remember is linked to our continuous research and desire for innovation and is the new immage of Mackè wines inspired by the wild animals of our territory. Each wine is represented by an inhabitant of our woods so on the bottles, which you can buy in the best shops of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, you will find the fox paired with the red Refosco, the lynx with Cabernet, the hare with the white Malvasia, the squirrel with Vitovska, the bear with Terrano, the green woodpecker with Sauvignon, the hedgehog with Pinot Bianco and the deer with Merlot. With this new project, we also wanted to launch the new Macké Terroir line.
The Spring closure with the general lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic made us meet friends, wine lovers and customers in a different way with online tastings with friends from all over the world. The fact that people could not move much from home meant that we moved more with the intensification of our delivery service. Then Summer finally arrived with its wonderful opening days of the cellar with our thematic tastings, days that opened our hearts after so many months away from friends. Friends who gathered around us in an extraordinary embrace when in August we had to say goodbye to Zoran forever. We did it his way, with a party, sure that he too was there with us to celebrate life: his was jovial, courageous, tenacious and far-sighted and we continue in his well-traced path.
In fact, along this path 2020 has given us back wine and olive oil of good quality and quantity. Sun and Bora happily accompanied our days and we are satisfied with what we have put in the cellar to rest, after a successful olive oil season and which, year after year, gives us so much satisfaction.
Therefore we thank you: the purchases in the local area allows to create work and raise the fruits of your tarritory and you have been many to trust us. In addition to the affection of the territory, official awards have also arrived: our monovarietal of bianchera UL'KA has been included with excellent rating in the International Guide Flos Olei, in the national guide of Italian Oils of Slow Food, has been reconfirmed as a Slow Food Presidium and Der Feinschmecker Olio Awards sanctioned it as "one of the best olive oil 2020", one of the best 2020 extra virgin olive oils. And the wine was not far behind: in fact, we record the inclusion of the Barde Parovel line in the Good Wines of Italy guides, Slow Wine by Slow Food and Vini d'Italia by Gambero Rosso.
And then in the family this Fall we celebrated Martina, who began her specialization to also become a vine pruner, following in the footsteps of dad Euro. We like to put good energy into circulation and as the territory supports Parovel, we support the territory through the cultural, artistic and sporting associations that operate there and also this year we have made our contribution with pleasure. So let's close this long 2020 and look forward to 2021 with optimism, the pandemic has taught us a lot and therefore we have excellent intentions for the year to come. Happy New Year to everyone!
During the year that is ending, the words friendship and hospitality have guided us. We have uncorked many bottles and welcomed old and new friends with lots of wine and extra virgin olive oil. And we want to thank you for the affection and enthusiasm with which you embraced our ideas.
The Summer initiative Open Parovel Wine Experiences has indeed promoted a new way to taste our wines and extra virgin olive oils in the relax of our winery in Bagnoli della Rosandra, among the vineyard rows or on the banks of the Rosandra river. The magic of these experiences confirmed our conviction to turn them into a fixed opening in mild seasons, from Spring to Autumn. And we had a feast also with the traditional Trieste Osmiza or with the running and cycling sports competitions that we supported and hosted, such as the Parovel Trophy and many others.
We uncorked bottles outside home too: we made our natives wines and olive oils known in Lombardy, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Austria, Germany.. And where we did not arrive, our labels did, in Europe, USA, Russia, China and Taiwan.
And for this 2020 that now arrives, we are already setting the table for new tasty projects with which we will match our Barde and Mackè wines, Tergeste Dop extra virgin olive oils, a Slow Food Presidium.
It is therefore time to raise our glasses to the new that comes and to the encounters that have inspired, nourished and intrigued us.
Happy New Year of discoveries to you all!
To Olio Capitale Exhibition of Typical Extra Virgin and Quality Oils Parovel brings a breath of fresh air this year, in every sense! In fact, in addition to our extra virgin olive oils Ul'ka, RoZò, Pétka and Mackè we present a preview of OLIO UNICO. If our extra virgin olive oils are naturally suited to enhancing the finest kitchens and creative intuitions of the chefs, this new extra virgin olive oil we have called UNICO is for those who want to give or treat themselves to a souvenir of the good taste of Trieste. And we can say it is a real "gust" of creativity, born from the pen of the Trieste artist Maurizio Stagni, who loves to draw the sea and the bora, and an exclusive Parovel Tergeste PDO olive oil.
"UNIQUE is the oil with labels stamped by hand one by one", says the description that accompanies each bottle of extra virgin olive oil.
The artist will be present at our stand on March 17th to tell how this new idea came about.
But it is not the only novelty that Parovel presents at Olio Capitale: in fact, a prized chocolate by PERATONER was also born which uses the same OLIO UNICO for its filling.
The Parovel world gets enriched with new collaborations that smell of bora, earth, colored brushes and delicious cocoa.
See you at Olio Capitale!
You can find us at Stazione Marittima in Trieste, Stand PT - N13
We cultivate the land to create products that respect our soul. We are happy when we meet your taste and we are even happier when critics and experts, who compare hundreds of extra-virgin oils, recognize the merit of our continuous search for quality. Here we are proud to have received the "Tre Foglie" Award (Three Leaves), the highest national recognition, from Gambero Rosso's OLI D'ITALIA 2019 Guide to our Bianchera UL'KA Tergeste PDO monocultivar Presidium Slow Food harvest 2018. For the oil production the year was not easy, in some areas of Italy it even suffered a halving, almost wiping out the work of farmers who had spilled blood on their field.
For those that are not familiar with the Gambero Rosso Oli d'Italia Guide, this is a manual born in 2011 “For consumers whom we wanted to provide a tool to get to know more about the realities and territories of excellence of oil in Italy. For chefs, cooks, hosts. For producers, to reward their work and give them an encouragement to proceed on the path of quality”.
And with emotion we can say that from today our monocultivar enters the gotha of Italian extra virgin olive oils.
Well done everyone, we share this goal with joy with the tireless Parovel team!
In June, our winery in Bagnoli della Rosandra, the company's headquarters in the heart of the Val Rosandra-Dolina Glinščice naturalistic heritage, was the scene of important celebrations around the protagonists, the Elena and Euro Parovel siblings and their families. Five generations of one of the most industrious and well-known families in the agri-food sector of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
An old family of winemakers and olive growers with Slovenian roots, the Parovels have always stood out for their creative and innovative spirit that is revealed both on the land and in the bottle, in wine and extra virgin olive oil, excellent products exported and rewarded all over the world, particularly in the USA, China, Taiwan and Japan.
In 1898 Pietro Parovel began his activity together with his wife Ana and their six children starting from the small village of Caresana Mačkolje, part of the municipality of San Dorligo della Valle, in the province of Trieste; in Caresana, still the beating heart of the family, their hospitality activity in the typical "osmiza" began and continued in the '70s and is now hosted thrice a year in the beautiful winery of Bagnoli della Rosandra, inaugurated in 2004.
Today the company has 13 hectares of olive groves and 15 of vineyards on the border with Slovenia, entering the Istrian peninsula. Over the years, the steepest and best exposed slopes have been arranged in terraces formed with dry-stone walls where vine and olive trees have been cultivated for centuries thanks to the benefit of a temperate Mediterranean climate. The soils are of arenaceous-marly type, different from those of the karst plateau, where limestone and red earth reign, ideal both for viticulture and for olive growing. In the soils of this extreme eastern part of Italy, the Bianchera-Belica olive variety prospers, which Parovel produces with mastery alongside other cultivars and with which they have contributed to the definition of the quality regulation of the DOP TERGESTE oil since the very beginning