Town’s Olive Oil Reigns Supreme
The 13th edition of Sol d’Oro Northern Hemisphere, one of the most important international olive oil competitions, saw the small town of Buccheri, in the province of Siracusa, Sicily, become the world capital of quality extra virgin olive oil with three Sol d’Oro victories in five categories. Despite the difficult production year in Italy, Italian growers confirmed their status as the best in the world by taking 14 out of 15 medals awarded.
The three producers to win were Azienda Agricola La Tonda, Terraliva and Agrestis, respectively in the Medium Fruity, Fruity and Single Variety categories.
All the silver and bronze medals were taken by Italian olive oils, with Abruzzo in the forefront and Umbria taking the podium for the first time. Several companies have already won awards in the past, demonstrating that there is no room for improvisation in producing a good extra virgin olive oil.
The medals will be awarded at the Sol&Agrifood event, which takes place March 22-25, 2015 in Verona, Italy.