Entimio Wins 4 Golds at NYIOOC World Competition
Even after years of taking part in the NYIOOC, each time is a great joy and immense satisfaction, which we like to share with our amazing farmers and millers.Daniel Santini, owner
The company produces organic extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany from Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino and Correggiolo olives using traditional methods. This year's haul of four awards brings the company's total to 11 at the competition.
"Farming is a bet on nature and catching the ideal ripeness and mill settings to get the perfect balance of fruitiness, pungency and bitterness," owner Daniel Santini said. "It is a crazy mix of experience, art and science."
"Even after years of taking part in the NYIOOC, each time is a great joy and immense satisfaction, which we like to share with our amazing farmers and millers," he added.
This year, the team behind Entimio will celebrate its four Gold Awards for their Cortese, an organic medium blend; Distinto, a medium blend; Vivace, an organic medium blend; and Intenso, a medium Correggiolo.
Despite all their success in New York, Santini said that the 2020/21 crop year was disappointing, overall.
"The 2020 harvest was disappointing in terms of olive production and even more for the historically low yields, which for early harvest olive oils were in the eight to 10 percent range," he said. "However, the olives were very healthy and an initial olive fly scare in June vanished thanks to high temperature and dry season. As a result, the quality was outstanding."
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest. The 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 Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.