With the arrivals of the new harvest olive oils comes the first of the new awards and recognitions for high quality extra virgin olive oil.
The 2014 Flos Olei, published early in the harvest year, is the well regarded Marco Oreggia review of olive oils. In general, Flos Olei 2014 awarded the 2012 harvest selections. It is seen by many as a watchdog of consistent quality in the industry with the idea that the recognized producers provide consistently exceptional olive oils from year to year. You can see last year’s list here.
In the 2014 edition, Flos Olei’s Top 20 awards three of the olive oils we regularly carry. Most notably, we already have Quattrociocchi’s Olivastro Bio 2013, awarded Best Olive Oil from Organic Farming by Flos Olei’s Marco Orreggia.
From the Top 20
Farm of the Year: DeCarlo (new harvest coming soon)
Best Olive Oil from Organic Farming: Quattrociocchi Olivastro Bio
Best Extra Virgin Intensely Fruity: Frantoio Franci Villa Magra
The Flos Olei guide lists an abundance of well-regarded olive oil producers (we will carry harvest 2013 selections – they are in stock or on order):
Trentino Alto – Adige
Frantoio di Riva, 2013 in stock!
Tenuta Pennita, Alina in stock
Tenuta di Capezzana, 2013 in stock
Oliveto Fonte di Foiano, samplers in stock, more expected in early January
Frantoio Franci, selections
La Poderina Toscana, Oro and Argento in stock
Fattoria di Monti, three selections in stock
Fattoria Ramerino, Guadagnòlo Primus in stock!
Azienda del Carmine, arriving January 2014
Az. Agr. Marfuga, L’affiorante in stock
Società Agricola Colli Etruschi, arriving soon
Az Agr Bio Americo Quattrociocchi, in stock
Madonna dell’Olivo, Raro and Itrans selections available
Az. Agr. DeCarlo, restocking soon
Tenute Pasquale Librandi, selections arriving January 2014
Azienda Agricola Antonino Centonze, Arriving January 2014
Frantoi Cutrera, in stock
Planeta, selections available
Azienda Agricola Ravida, selections available
Azienda Agricola Biologica Titone, 2013 coming soon!