Domina IOOC, the winners of the international olive oil competition held in Palermo

May 9 2017, 08:00 | by Indra Galbo

347 labels hailing from da 19 different countries participated in Domina International Oliva Oil Contest. The last day of events, May 7th, 2017 awarded the best extra virgin olive oils on a world level. 

The competition

The D-IOOC, Domina International Olive Oil Contest has just closed its last day of events on May 7th, 2017. Despite its young age (two years) it has quickly become one of the most important worldwide olive oil ranking competitions. There was a slight decrease in the number of Italian participants compared to last year, due mainly to the year’s low production yield. This however did not stop Italy from shining in the “Best 10” and Gold and Silver Awards categories.

The awards

The award ceremony opened with the president of the competition, Antonio Giuseppe Lauro who spoke a heart-warming homage for Professor Raul Castellani, pillar and founder of many wine and olive oil tasting competitions around the world, including D-IOOC. But here are the numbers of the current edition. A whopping 347 entered the competition coming from 19 participating countries, 154 of which Italian, 42 from Spain, 40 from Turkey, 26 from Greece, and from the rest of the world including new entry China, which presented 3 champions. Award parameters were 5: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Single Origin Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Protected Designation of Origin Extra Virgin Olive Oil (DOP/IGP).

Here are the Top 10 of Internationally Awarded champions:

- Best International Award 2017 Northern Hemisphere
Azienda Agricola Donato Conserva - Mimì Coratina (Italy)

- Best International Award 2017 Southern Hemisphere
Solfrut Sa - Oliovita Edición Limitada Picual (Argentina)

- Best International Monovarietal 2017 Northern Hemisphere
Almazaras De La Subbetica - Rincon De La Subbetica Dop Priego De Cordoba (Spain)

- Best International Monovarietal 2017 Southern Hemisphere
Verde Louro Azeites Ltda - Verde Louro Arbosana (Brazil)

- Best International Blend 2017 Northern Hemisphere
Muela-Olives Sl - Venta Del Baron Aceite De Oliva Virgen Extra (Spain)

- Best International Blend 2017 Southern Hemisphere
Agroland Sa - Colinas De Garzón Olio Novo 2016 (Uruguay)

- Best International Organic 2017 Northern Hemisphere
Domenica Fiore - Olio Reserva (Italy)

- Best International Dop/Igp 2017 Northern Hemisphere
Frantoio Franci - Bio Igp Toscano (Italy)

- Best Of Sicily 2017
Frantoi Cutrera - Primo Dop (Italy)

- Best Of South America Special Award Raul C. Castellani 2017
Trilogía - Aceite De Oliva Virgen Extra (Argentina)

- Best Of Turkey 2017
Zeytindostu İktisadi İşletmesi - Öveçli (Izmir)

- Best Of Crete 2017
Terra Creta - Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Kolymvari Chania)


To view the rest of the Gold and Silver Awards go to:

by Indra Galbo

translated by Eleonora Baldwin


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