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Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils

The World’s Best Olive Oils

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest. Its annual listing of award winners is considered the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

All Winners 2022
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2022 Winners

The Official Guide to the World’s Best Olive Oils is the authoritative index of the world’s best olive oils and the dedicated producers who craft them.

Šoltansko Maslinovo Ulje

Šoltansko Maslinovo Ulje Gold award

Laconian Legacy

Laconian Legacy Gold award

Oio Vivo Žižolera

Oio Vivo Žižolera Gold award

Mas des Bories AOP

Mas des Bories AOP Gold award

Selezione Platinum Bio

Selezione Platinum Bio Gold award

Terra Creta PDO Kolymvari

Terra Creta PDO Kolymvari Gold award

Azeite Batalha Intenso

Azeite Batalha Intenso Gold award

Byzantium Anna

Byzantium Anna Gold award

Oliveira da Serra Gourmet

Oliveira da Serra Gourmet Gold award

Mavras

Mavras Silver award

Tamia Caninese Organic

Tamia Caninese Organic Gold award

Mount Zero Frantoio

Mount Zero Frantoio Gold award

Kiler Ridge Tuscan

Kiler Ridge Tuscan Gold award

Olisone

Olisone Gold award

Parqueoliva Serie Oro

Parqueoliva Serie Oro Gold award

Oleum San Giorgio

Oleum San Giorgio Gold award

Denocciolato

Denocciolato Gold award

Valdenvero Arbosana

Valdenvero Arbosana Gold award
Cultivar in the Spotlight

Picual

The Picual, also known as Marteña or Lopereña, is an olive cultivar from Spain. Picual olives are the most commonly grown olive today for olive oil, with production centered in the Spanish province of Jaén.

Picual trees are estimated to account for 25 percent of all olive oil in the world.

What makes a
great olive oil?

Crafting an award-winning olive oil takes determination, skill and obsessive attention to details. Every stage of the process, from harvest to bottle, must be perfectly managed to produce one of the world’s best olive oils.

Fruitness

Fruitness

Every good olive oil needs to have the aroma of fresh fruit. Olives are fruits, after all. The oil should smell fresh and fruity.

Bitterness

Bitterness

Olives are mighty bitter straight off the tree. So any fresh, high-quality olive oil must be bitter, which we perceive on the tongue.

Pungency

Pungency

Pungency is that cough-inducing sting on the throat that’s caused by the healthy phenolic compounds in fresh, high-quality olive oil.

Harmony

Harmony

A pleasing balance in an oil sample’s quality characteristics distinguishes high-quality olive oils from the others.

Harmony

Complexity

Exceptional olive oils send us on an olfactory and gustatory journey through a complex bouquet of pleasing sensations.

Persistence

Persistence

The qualities should linger for a while, giving the taster time to reflect on the fruity notes and complex subtleties.

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People Behind the Winning Brands

Santo Giannone

Tenuta Giannone was awarded for its il Salto brand, a delicate blend of the endemic Tonda Iblea and Verdese olives.

“This result gives us further motivation to maximize the quality of our products, always combining the needs of our clients with sustainable agriculture principles and the Mediterranean traditions,” Santo Giannone said.

Award-Winning Regions

Lazio

The region has a beautiful and varied territory, from mountains to sea and volcanic lakes. This is reflected in a rich olive biodiversity which, in turn, is exalted by farmers through outstanding extra virgin olive oils.

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