Tuscany’s iOlive Awarded for Delicate Blend at NYIOOC
Italian producer iOlive has won a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
This was a decidedly unexpected prize. It is a pleasure that is not measurable, that satisfies us and encourages us to improve ourselves. We try to give prestige to quality products and lesser-known cultivars.Dario Gronchi, CEO
In the 2020/21 crop year, the company produced 1,000 tons of extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany from Moraiolo, Maurino, Pendolino and Frantoio olives using traditional methods. iOlive earned the Silver Award for its delicate blend.
"This was a decidedly unexpected prize," Dario Gronchi, the company's CEO, said. "It is a pleasure that is not measurable, that satisfies us and encourages us to improve ourselves. We try to give prestige to quality products and lesser-known cultivars."
For the producers behind iOlive, every harvest is different and presents its own challenges. 2020 was hardly an exception.
"Every year is a new game," Gronchi said. "We are working hard to experiment with new solutions for a certified supply chain in all its parts, following careful processes with a lot of commitment and attention to detail."
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 Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.