Italagrikola Wins Gold With Il Bucolico at World Competition
The NYIOOC is our first international competition. And winning means a lot to the Il Bucolico family. After several national awards, we are thrilled to let our clients aware of this huge international achievement.Aliai Scoponi, owner
In the 2020/21 crop year, the company produced 4,000 liters of organic extra virgin olive oil in Lazio from Frantoio, Leccino and Caninese olives using traditional methods. Italagrikola earned the Gold Award for its Il Bucolico brand, an organic medium blend.
"The NYIOOC is our first international competition. And winning means a lot to the Il Bucolico family," owner Aliai Scoponi said. "After several national awards, we are thrilled to let our clients aware of this huge international achievement."
For the producers behind Italagrikola, the award is particularly significant after the Covid-19 pandemic severely limited their ability to market their oils.
"The biggest challenge we've faced was the Go-To-Market," Scoponi said. "As a matter of fact, due to lockdowns and restrictions, most of our clients were unable to run their businesses and put Il Bucolico on their tables. But hopefully, things are getting better and we are ready to come back."
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.