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Moulin de la Coquille’s PDO Blend Wins Gold at NYIOOC

4 months agoBy Daniel Dawson

French producer Moulin de la Coquille has won a Gold Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

It is the accomplishment of years of hard work for our little family company.

Marie-Josée Sirvent, owner

The company produces extra virgin olive oil in la Vallée des Baux-de-Provence using traditional methods. Moulin de la Coquille earned the Gold Award for its Fruité Vert brand, a medium blend and with a Protected Designation of Origin certification.

"We started this year by winning two gold medals in our region, but learning about winning at the NYIOOC in our first year of registration was even greater news because of the large amount and the extremely high quality of the competitors," owner Marie-Josée Sirvent said. "It is the accomplishment of years of hard work for our little family company."

Sirvent added that the 2020/21 crop year had been a particularly challenging one for producers across the south of France.

"The 2020/21 harvest was challenging in our region because of the lack of olives," she said. "Compared to others, we were lucky to have a pretty good harvest."

"Our challenge was about keeping the olives on the trees in a good state, without using any pesticide," Sirvent added. "In fact, last summer, we were in our first year of organic conversion."

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring, 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.

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