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X37 Grados Norte Awarded Gold for Picuda

a year agoBy OOT Staff

Spanish producer X37 Grados Norte has won a Gold Award at the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

The NYIOOC's impact is fundamental. Thanks to the NYIOOC, the best professionals and gourmets know that XY is among the premium extra virgin olive oils that can be a reference to add value.

María Luisa Povedano Gámiz, distributor

The company produces extra virgin olive oil in Andalusia from Picuda olives using traditional methods. X37 Grados Norte earned the Gold Award for its XY brand, a medium Picuda.

"The NYIOOC's impact is fundamental," María Luisa Povedano Gámiz, the company's distributor, said. "Premium extra virgin olive oil is adding value to the best dishes simply by starting from the base of being a better fat. Thanks to the NYIOOC, the best professionals and gourmets know that XY is among the premium extra virgin olive oils that can be a reference to add value."

Povedano Gámiz added that the 2020 harvest had been a challenging one for X37 Grados Norte, as it had for the vast majority of the olive oil world.

"Last year was a complicated year for everyone," she said. "Extra virgin olive oil is global and is affected by logistical problems, border closings, etc., and of course, most importantly, the health of the people who produce it, so we were not an exception."

"From XY, we want this year to be better for everyone and for extra virgin olive oil we have that wish too," Povedano Gámiz added.

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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