Athena International Olive Oil Competition, held on 21 and 22 March in Athens, has recognized in its first edition EVOOs from Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia and Tunisia.
The Athena International Olive Oil Competition aims to highlight the significance of competing and winning here in Greece, this age-old homeland of the olive and the birthplace of noble competition and the Olympic ideal. Right here, in the lee of the Acropolis, where the goddess Athena made an olive tree grow and where years later the invading Persians burned it but a new shoot quickly sprouted from the old stock – an omen that the city was destined to rise again more glorious from its ashes.
There, in an immortal city that bridges the millennia, interweaving the myths and legends of the past with today’s needs and challenges. In a place where one feels the unbroken flow of time and history over the silver-green leaves of century-old olive trees.
This contest, organized by the communication company Vinetum, is open each year to all producing countries olive oil extra virgin in the world. The assessment of the samples is performed through the “blind tasting” and tab valuation corresponding with the Quality Award Mario Solinas, with a maximum score of 100.
With the Double Gold Award (95.5–100/100 points) highlight the EVOOs Bravoleum-Selección Especial, from Explotaciones Jame (Spain); Ca’Rainene, from Azienda Agricola Paolo Bonomelli (Italy); Il Cavallino Special Edition, from Az. Agricola Il Cavallino (Italy); Oro del Desierto Organic Coupage, from Rafael Alonso Aguilera (Spain); Trefórt, from Azienda Agricola Paolo Bonomelli (Italy); Tuccioliva Gran Selección, from SCA San Amador (Spain); and Zumo 2015 – Picual, from La Gramanosa (Spain).Winners of Athena International Olive Oil Competition,