What makes an award-winning extra virgin olive oil? | Marqt.no

What makes an award-winning extra virgin olive oil?

Pontus Hagman

Making the best extra virgin olive oil takes determination, hard work, skills and obsessive attention to every detail. 

All award-winning olive oils have the following characteristics in common:

  • Fruitiness - Every good olive oil should be fresh and fruity.
  • Bitterness - Freshly picked from the tree, olives are bitter; thus, every good olive oil must be bitter.
  • Pungency - Healthy phenolic compounds in fresh and high-quality olive oils should induce a cough sting on the throat.
  • Complexity - The best oils take us on a complex sensory journey and elevate the taste of our foods.
  • Balance - A perfect balance of flavours, fruitiness and bitterness sets apart exceptional from other ordinary olive oils.

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