(updated 4 June 2013)
The first of the new harvest’s award winners have been announced. These olive oil competitions are very important in the world of top quality olive oil, as they recognize the year’s worth effort and care. In this blog post, we will take a look at the announcements from Olio Capitale, SOL d’Oro, and Marco Oreggia’s Flos Olei 2013.
Olio Capitale was held in Trieste in early March, and among the awards, there are a number of olive oils that are well known to us. (For some of the oils listed below, we are still awaiting the 2012 selections).
Franci Toscano IGP
Fattoria di Monti Razzo
DeCarlo, DOP Torre de Mossa
SOL d’Oro will be held in Verona in April, and they have already released their winners, named by producer.
Olio Librandi (coming soon)
DeCarlo, DOP Torre di Mossa
Villa Magra, Franci, Gold Madonna dell’Olivo, Raro, Bronze
Cutrera Primo DOP
Bronze, DeCarlo, Torre di Mossa DOP
Gold, Cetrone Intenso
Flos Olei 2013
The 2013 Flos Olei, published early in the harvest year, is the well regarded Marco Oreggia review of olive oils. In general, Flos Olei 2013 awarded the 2011 selections. It is seen by many as a watchdog of consistent quality in the industry with the idea that the producers provide consistently exceptional olive oils from year to year.
The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the World, DeCarlo Torre di Mossa DOP
The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Organic Farming, Quattrociocchi
The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil Monovarietal – Intense Fruity, Cetrone – Intenso
The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blended – Intense Fruity, Madonna dell’Olivo Raro Denocciolato