Did you know extra virgin olive oils, like wines, exhibit characteristics that reflect their terroir? Even more than that, behind every bottle of olive oil there is a story, a tradition and, behind it all, a culture that began thousands of years ago.

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Each April in New York City, a leading panel of international experts tastes more than 700 extra virgin olive oils from every corner of the globe to determine which deserve to be known as the very best olive oils in the world.

The Best Olive Oils in the World | Best Olive OilsThe event is the New York International Olive Oil Competition — the largest and most important olive oil contest of the year.

The winning olive oils are sought-after by chefs, food buyers and consumers everywhere who know the value of the very highest quality extra virgin olive oils.

This year’s competition winners were announced last April in New York, broadcast through the international press, featured on the leading olive oil website Olive Oil Times, and indexed right here for your convenience.

The competition saw 702 extra virgin olive oil entries, 653 of which made it here from 22 countries in time for the judging. A grand total of 20 countries have taken home 260 awards from Best of Class, to Gold and Silver. The top three winning countries taking home the most overall awards include Italy, with 83 awards, Spain, with 51 awards, and the United States, with 36 awards.

‘Best Class’ Spanish Olive oils according New York International Olive Oil Competition  are:

Masía el Altet High-End

 Imagen 2“SINGLE VARIETY” 100% PICUAL.An extra virgin olive oil that could be described as elegant, elegant and elegant.On the nose, a true explosion of spring vegetables; lettuce, freshly-cut alfalfa, tomato plant, tomato, artichoke, green beans, tender green almonds, the almond’s incipient fruit, peach and apricot at the moment their colour starts to lighten, wheat and green barley, herbs, acorns, kiwifruit, lychee fruit, strawberry, medlar and other spontaneous, secondary nuances.In the mouth, very elegant, with the sensation of the vegetables, green fruit and herbs described above.A very balanced and fully harmonious extra virgin olive oil of great personality. Very persistent in the mouth, with a very structured spiciness and bitterness.

 

Finca La Torre Selección

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Variety: 100% Hojiblanca
Certifications: Demeter,Organic, ISO 9001
Production: Two phases continuous systemCold extraction
Process: Picked and delivered in 400 kg boxes to the milInmediate milling

Two phase cold extraction

Storage in stainless steel tanks.

Taste: Delicate fruit, fresh, bitter and spicy with hints of green almond,apple and banana. Persistent and balance.