Winners of the Olive d’Or 2010 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

On April 22, the winners of the Olive d’Or 2010 extra virgin olive oil competition were announced. 100 olive oils from 15 different countries were part of this fifth edition organized by SIAL Canada.

SIAL Canada is part of the SIAL international network of annual professional trade shows held in Buenos Aires, Paris, Montreal and Shanghai.

The jury was chaired by Christine Cheylan, Ph.D., manager of an oil mill in France and an expert in olive oil tasting. The other members were:

  • Andy Brasseur, consultant and conference speaker on awakening senses
  • Thierry Debeur, food critic, president and publisher of the Guide Debeur
  • Denise Langevin, CEO of Agroindustrial Nuevos Campos Limitada in Chili and trained in professional olive oil tasting
  • Guy Rochon, founder of fine food store

The olive oils are divided into three categories: mildly fruity, medium fruity and very fruity. The winners of each category are rewarded with the following prizes: “Goutte d’Or”, “Goutte d’Argent” and “Goutte de Bronze”.

The Goutte d’Or winners

  • HOVE AOC Aix en Provence from Mas Seneguier – France (Mildly Fruity)
  • Masia el Altet High Quality from Masia el Altet – Spain (Medium Fruity)
  • Cladium from Aroden – Spain (Very Fruity)

The Goutte d’Argent winners

  • Senorio de Vizcantar from Aceites Vizcantar – Spain (Mildly Fruity)
  • Fuenta la Madera from Manuel Montes Marin – Spain (Medium Fruity)
  • Rincon de la Subbetica Àlamoda from Almazares des la Subbetica – Spain (Very Fruity)

The Goutte de Bronze winners

  • AOC de Provence from Mas des Bories – France (Mildly Fruity)
  • Petraia from Pellegrino – Italy (Medium Fruity)
  • Picholine+Picual from SCEA Les Oliviers du Mas des Vautes – France (Very Fruity)

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