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Sicily’s Tenute Caracci Wins Gold at 2021 NYIOOC

a year agoBy OOT Staff

Italian producer Tenute Caracci has won a Gold Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

Winning at NYIOOC is very important to me as it means that we are working very well and that we are achieving another great result. It is not easy to innovate in this sector, but we carry on my grandfather's tradition and add technology.

Mirko Caracci, owner

In the 2020/21 crop year, the company produced 6,000 liters of extra virgin olive oil in Sicily using traditional methods. Tenute Caracci earned its second consecutive Gold Award for a delicate Nocellara del Belice.

"Winning at NYIOOC is very important to me as it means that we are working very well and that we are achieving another great result," owner Mirko Caracci said. "It is not easy to innovate in this sector, but we carry on my grandfather's tradition and add technology."

For the producers behind Tenute Caracci, the 2020/21 harvest yielded a high quantity of olives. The real challenge became separating the inferior ones to produce the best-possible olive oil.

"In 2021, the biggest challenge was having to produce an extremely good olive oil," Caracci said. "Even though the quantity of olives was high, I had to remove some olives to make an extremely good oil."

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.

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