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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.

Oro Del Desierto Organic Coupage

Oro Del Desierto Organic Coupage Gold award

Al Torcio Rosulja

Al Torcio Rosulja Gold award

Taralinga Estate Premium Blend

Taralinga Estate Premium Blend Silver award

Podere Ricavo DOP Terre Di Siena Biologico

Podere Ricavo DOP Terre Di Siena Biologico Gold award

Kiler Ridge Nocellara del Belice

Kiler Ridge Nocellara del Belice Gold award

Skoutari Olive Oil

Skoutari Olive Oil Gold award

Ultra Premium Coratina

Ultra Premium Coratina Gold award

Uljara Lepur – Lepuri

Uljara Lepur - Lepuri Silver award

La Española

La Española Silver award

Montetucci Premium

Montetucci Premium Gold award

Podere il Montaleo

Podere il Montaleo Gold award

Zagoda Ayvalık

Zagoda Ayvalık Gold award

Blend da Safra 2022

Blend da Safra 2022 Gold award

Valmore Nocellara Monovarietal

Valmore Nocellara Monovarietal Silver award

Primo DOP Monti Iblei

Primo DOP Monti Iblei Gold award

Oh Olive Oil

Oh Olive Oil Gold award

Casa de Santo Amaro Premium

Casa de Santo Amaro Premium Silver award

The Olive Plantation Farm Blend

The Olive Plantation Farm Blend Gold award

Kristofola

Kristofola 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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