Alessandra Nicolai Wins Gold at 2022 NYIOOC
Azienda Agricola Alessandra Nicolai from Italy has won a Gold Award at the 2022 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.
I am proud and happy that a small family-run company like mine with passion and sacrifice has reached this prestigious milestone.Alessandra Nicolai, CEO
Situated in the capital region of Lazio, the company earned the industry's most coveted quality award for its A1980 brand, an organic medium blend.
"I am proud and happy that a small family-run company like mine with passion and sacrifice has reached this prestigious milestone," said Alessandra Nicolai, the company's chief executive.
"This award means that each of us can make some dreams come true only with hard work and immense love for our land that gives us this wonderful product," she added.
The producer earned a second consecutive Gold Award, despite a harvest season that brought plenty of challenges.
"It was a very difficult vintage, I have always worked hard despite the difficulties in maintaining a high-quality standard," Nicolai said. "The production was lower than average due to the drought, but fortunately I have land spread over the territory and in some of which the drought did not cause problems."
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring in New York, 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.
The complete list of winners can be viewed on the Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.