EXTRASCAPE is an international innovative and particularaward promoted by the MolisExtra Association. Besides rewarding the best extra virgin olive oil, it aims to reward the quality of the connected landscape.
Awards ceremony will held on June 7, 2015
The olive tree is not only a simple tree that produces olives. The olive oil that came from is the base of Mediterranean diet and is recognized as indispensable element for nutrition.
Olive tree is a strong symbol of Mediterranean history and culture, and it is a characteristic element of the rural landscape in all countries of the Mediterranean basin, but increasingly also in other continents from America to Oceania.
Extrascape competition is born to enhance the landscape and culture of the olive cultivation, its deep link with the territory and its potential importance in the tourist circuits.
In this way we aim to promote a real knowledge of the area through its products, its history and its culture. The competition for extra virgin olive oils and olive-growing landscapes, in fact, takes place during the event “Sosta al Tratturo”.
The intention is to organize an international network to protect and enhance the landscape in the olive sector, in line with the implementation of the European Landscape Convention.
The initiative provides the organization of an international competition with a double soul.
On one hand we assess the organoleptic quality of extra virgin olive oils from different latitudes, on the other hand we want to compare and enhance the olive landscape. For the first time a competition award “a certain portion of land”, where olive trees are cultivated.
Just to underline this conception and give the good practices, Extrascape competition will coincide with “Carrese”, an important and traditional village festival of the rural and popular culture of San Martino in Pensilis.