Le Fontacce Wins Gold for Medium Blend at NYIOOC
Italian producer Le Fontacce has won a Gold Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.
I feel very happy and this award repays the sacrifices and all the work that has been done during the year, especially at the time of harvesting with the mill that I personally manage.Simone Botti, owner
In the 2020/21 crop year, the company produced 5,000 liters of organic extra virgin olive oil in Tuscany from Leccino, Moraiolo and Frantoio olives using traditional methods. Le Fontacce earned the Gold Award for its Blend le Fontacce 2020 brand, an organic medium blend.
"I feel very happy and this award repays the sacrifices and all the work that has been done during the year, especially at the time of harvesting with the mill that I personally manage," owner Simone Botti said.
Botti, who previously won a Gold Award for a Moraiolo monocultivar, added that Tuscany had enjoyed a good harvest this year, despite challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
"The harvest was difficult because of the pandemic, but in Tuscany, it was an excellent production year with excellent olives," he said. "We were able to obtain a great extra virgin olive oil thanks to the work in the field and our oil mill."
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.
The complete list of winners can be viewed on the Official Index of the World's Best Olive Oils.