On May 9, the winners of the Olive d’Or 2012 extra virgin olive oil competition were announced. 100 olive oils from 15 different countries were part of this competition 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 Toronto (in alternating fashion), and Shanghai.
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 are Ottobratico from Olearia San Giorgio – Italy (Mildly Fruity), San Pietro from San Pietro Foods – Chile (Medium Fruity), and Rincón de la Subbética Alamoda from Almazaras de la Subbética – Spain (Very Fruity).
The Goutte d’Argent winners are Olave Organic from Valle Grande S.A. – Chile (Mildly Fruity), Olio Oliva Titone D.O.P Valli Trapanesi Biologico from Azienda Agricola Biologica Titone – Italy (Medium Fruity), and Melgarejo Gourmet from Aceites Campoliva, S.L. – Spain (Very Fruity).
The Goutte de Bronze winners are San Pietro from San Pietro Foods – Chile (Mildly Fruity), Sofra from Sarra Huiles – Tunisia (Medium Fruity), and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tradizionale from Planeta – Italy (Very Fruity).