Terra Olivo 2013 ended a some days ago in the ancient city of Jerusalem, on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, the International Competition of Extra Virgin Olive Oil “TerraOlivo“, 2013 (Mediterranean International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition).
The registration and the receipt of the samples of extra virgin olive oil had started on January 1 and ended on April 30 at the offices of the contest in Jerusalem.
More than 500 extra virgin olive oils participated from Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Israel, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, South Africa , United States of America, Uruguay, Peru, Slovenia and Portugal.
The judgement was made by sensory evaluation with completely “blind” method, as no information nor the olive oil bottle label was disclosed to the jurors. The jurors lists also available at the website of TERRAOLIVO
The major awards in TERRAOLIVO are, “Gran Prestige Gold” (over 86 points), “Prestige Gold” (over 76 points), and “Gold” (over 65 points).
Awarded at the competition in Jerusalem. In confirmation of the very high quality standard of our production we were awarded the prizes:
* Prestige gold for the “Laureanum / Magnificent” (76-85.99 points)
* Gold for the Greek “Koroneiki” (65-75 point)
There were 3 entries from JAPAN, Shodoshima and 1 entry among those 3 is the entry to “Flavored Oil” category. It is our great pleasure to annouce all those 3 entries from JAPAN won the “Gran Prestige Gold” , “Prestige Gold”, and”Gold”. Winners of those Japanese entry is as follows;
GRAN PRESTIGE GOLD (Flavored Olive Oil Category)
Nakayoshi Shoji Co., Ltd. “i’s Life Green Lemon Olive Oil
IIJI Olive Co., Ltd. “IIJI OLIVE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL LUCCA Variety”
IIJI Olive Co., Ltd. ”IIJI OLIVE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL MISSION Variety”
The competition Terra Olivo 2013 was carried out in the oldest area of origin of olive oil. The most important Israeli and international judges are part of the official panel of tasters.
Terra Olivo photos streamTerra Olivo 2013 - first results & Awards,