Ultima Pietra Awarded for Organic Blend
Tuscan producer Ultima Pietra has won a Gold Award at the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition for its organic medium blend.
It is a tremendous honor to win a Gold Award for our organic olive oil. Participating in the [Olive Oil Times Education Lab] Olive Oil Sommelier Program provided the knowledge and inspiration to pursue our goal of creating an artisanal olive oil of the highest quality.Margot Bowen, owner
The central Italian company produces organic extra virgin olive oil using traditional harvesting methods.
"It is a tremendous honor to win a Gold Award for our organic olive oil," owner Margot Bowen said.
"Participating in the Olive Oil Sommelier Program provided the knowledge and inspiration to pursue our goal of creating an artisanal olive oil of the highest quality," she added.
Considering the successful result, Bowen said that she could not have gotten through the 2019 harvest without the support of her team.
"It was a difficult year in Tuscany and I need to thank our incredibly dedicated team who so carefully monitored and cared for our beloved olives," she said.
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, held each spring in New York, is the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil contest and 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