Olive oil is obtained from the olive and it is a traditional product of the Mediterranean Basin.
The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is used throughout the world and is especially associated with Mediterranean countries and Mediterranean climate.
Olive trees were introduced in the Euganean Hills a long time ago.
With the domination of Venice from 1400 on, olives gained a new importance and even after that, olive farming was never abandoned again: olive trees are inextricably linked with the Euganean Hills. For this reason Galzignano Terme and other municipalities around this area have a very important role in the production of olive oil.
DOC AND DOCG WINE
The territory of the Euganean Hills is very important for the production of wine in the Veneto region .
There is a rich soil that gives the best conditions to cultivate the grapevines. Due to this fact, the towns in this area join forces to support and promote to the public the typical products of their lands.
For this reason the association “La Strada del Vino” (“The Wine Street”), conceived in 2002, gathers up all the restaurants, the wine cellars, the farms and other companies in the area of Euganean Hills to create a list of all the local products and services in the territory.
The aim of the association is to promote and to popularize the quality of tasting experiences in the area, thanks to the quality of wines and traditional food.
Galzignano Terme is part of “The Wine Street” and within its lands we find the production of two very important wines: Moscato (muscat) and Fior d'Arancio.
Moscato dei Colli Euganei (muscat from Euganean Hills) is a DOC wine. DOC brand means that the wine has a registered designation of origin and it guarantees the good quality of the product. Muscat is produced by white muscat grapes and it can be accompained by many kinds of dishes like asparagus and fish. We can find muscat in its dry version or like champagne.
Fior d'Arancio dei Colli Euganei (Fior F'Arancio from Euganean Hills) is a DOCG wine. DOCG brand means that the wine has a registered designation of origin and that it is guaranteed. This wine is the best wine in Galzignano Terme and it has three different varieties:
- Fior d'Arancio Passito: is very sweet, with the taste of honey, fruits (especially apricots) and spices. It can be accompained by Zaleti, a particulat type of cookie made with flour and raisins;
- Fior d'Arancio secco: is a very dry and fragrant wine. It can be accompained by white meat and shellfish;
- Fior d'arancio Spumante: is a sweet and sparkling wine. It is Very common at parties and not particularly alcoholic. It can be accompained by cakes and other weet dishes.