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

What makes an award-winning olive oil?

June 07, 2020

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Award-winning oils are simply outstanding!

Making exceptional olive oil takes determination, hard work, skills and obsessive attention to every single 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 needs to be bitter.
  • Pungency - Healthy phenolic compounds in fresh and high-quality olive oils should induce a cough sting on the throat.
  • Complexity - Exceptional 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 olive oils.

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- Flos Olei

- The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

- A.K. Devarenne, An Introduction to Olive Oil Tasting, 2010, Olive Oil Times

- ESAO Olive Oil School of Spain, eBook Your First Step on the Road to Olive Oil, 2020

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