the biggest international extra-virgin olive oil contest in Canada
Montreal, April 13th, 2016 – It was on April 13th at 10AM, the show’s first day, that the 12 winners and 4 favourites from the Olive d’Or 2016 contest, the biggest international extra-virgin olive oil contest in Canada, were revealed. After the jury’s deliberations on April 11th and 12th of last year, the 12 best extra virgin olive oils submitted by global producers were selected to be named the golden, silver or bronze drop in their respective categories. Given the ever-increasing quality of the oils each year, 5 favourites were also selected by the jury.
Roughly 100 olive oils from 15 countries signed up to the contest this year, validating this major international contest’s success
Here are the 12 winning extra-virgin olive oils for this edition, 7 from Spain!
INTENSE FRUIT FLAVOUR: 3 MEDALS
GOLD Finca la Torre Hojiblanca Selección – Aceites Finca La Torre SLU
SILVER Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Picual – Galgon 99 SL
BRONZE Morellana- Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez
MEDIUM FRUIT FLAVOUR: 3 MEDALS
GOLD Cladivm- Aceite Aroden Hispania SL
SILVER Mueloliva Picuda- Muela-olives SL
BRONZE El Empiedro – SCA.Olivarera la purisima
LIGHT FRUIT FLAVOUR: 1 GOLD
GOLD Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Arbequina – Galgon 99 SL
SILVER Ol Istria Pendolino- Agrolaguna D.D.
BRONZE Ol Istria Ascolana- Agrolaguna D.D.
RIPE FRUIT: 0 FOR SPAIN
GOLD 8 Olivos Blend Agricola y Forestall don Rafael
SILVER Sociedad Agricola el Pedregal SA- Sociedad Agricola el Pedregal SA
BRONZE BE – Agroindustrial Sirawsa SA
Here are the 4 jury member favourites for 2016 (2 out of 4 from Spain!):
Knolive Epicure – Knolive oils SL
Parqueoliva Serie Oro – Almazara de la Subbetica