Corsica’s Moulin Oltremonti Wins Gold Award
"We are extremely happy to win a Gold Award at the NYIOOC and even more so for our friends across the Atlantic who were waiting for the results with us," said Emilie Borel Berta, the company's chief executive. "Winning means more visibility and hopefully new sales for our unique extra virgin olive oil."
After winning a Silver Award at the 2017 edition of the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest, Moulin Oltremonti took home its Gold Award for Oliu di Corsica, a blend of Taggiasca, Ghjermana di Casinca and Leccio del Corno olives.
Borel Berta said the award comes after a fruitful harvest on the Mediterranean's fourth-largest island. Still, they had to overcome several challenges to produce their award-winning oil.
"We had a great harvest this year, nature was generous with us on our beautiful island, but we had very few workers available," she said. "So we had to adapt ourselves, work very hard and quickly to harvest in optimal time. We harvested early knowing we had to face this challenge and the results were exceptional."
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 in the Official Guide to the World's Best Olive Oils.