XXV Biol Prize, the 2020 winners (IT)


Live on Facebook, this year, the traditional Apulian event "Biol Prize" 2020 edition awarded the best organic extra virgin olive oils. Out of 500 oils competing from 15 countries, this year’s edition saw Italian oils on top, especially excellences from Puglia, Campania and Lazio. On the highest podium step the Apulian "Mimì Coratina" of the ‘Donato Conserva’ farm; secondly, the "Viride Bio Coratina" produced by the Marsicani Oil Mill, a holding from Cilento; third is the ‘Quattrociocchi Classico’ from the Quattrociocchi of Alatri (Frosinone) farm.

The bottle of the Steve Luczo’s "Bona Furtuna" agricultural holding, born in America but returned to Corleone, Sicily, a place known and loved through the tales of his grandmother Rose.

The Biol Basilicata prize was awarded to "Cenzino" of the Marvulli Agricultural holding, already winner of the 2019 Biol “Novello Prize” and of the extra-gold medal.

For the first time in the history of the prize, in order not to stop due to the Covid emergency, the winners of the international competition were announced online by the coordinator of the Biol prize Mr. Nino Paparella. The oil quality was always very high, according to the panel tasters. "It is the first time that tastings have been carried out remotely, but this has not prevented evaluators from evaluating excellent quality oils. That the winners are all Italian was indeed a happy combination. A separate mention was deserved the “Biol Pack” winner. Behind the beautiful “Bona Furtuna” label, written in English but with a clear and detailed indication of the origin and processing of the olives, there is an extraordinary story of “backward” emigration from the USA to Sicily and of re-knotted roots", said Giovanni Lacertosa, one of the 30 jury members.

Winners awarded the medals will be published in the traditional Biol annual oil guide, which promotes and describes the best organic extra virgin olive oils in the world. This year the best organic extra virgin oils produced in the 2019-2020 vintage and marketed during 2020 will be published. These oils have been selected through a great job of collecting samples from different geographical areas, chemical analyses and selections managed by qualified panel of tasters according to the highest internationally recognized standards. Beyond the description and contacts of the producer, the guide reports the following for each sample: type of cultivar, assigned score and medal, product description with sensorial profile and intensity of fruitiness, bitter and spicy.

Fonte: ALSIA/Premio Biol