SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Dec. 6 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing area of the Cabildo de Tenerife has awarded the prizes corresponding to the seventh edition of the Contest of Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) of the Cabildo de Tenerife.
The ‘Gran Oliva de Oro’ has gone to Oleoteide, from the Sociedad Cooperativa Cumbres de Abona, which obtained the highest rating for its blend-blend 20 percent Arbequina, 40 percent Picual and 40 percent Arbosana.
In addition, the brand ‘Tomillo’, from Áridos Herrera (Arico), has won the award for the best presentation.
The ‘Oliva de Oro’ has been for Legado de Abona, with a monovarietal Arbequina oil, and the ‘Olivas de Plata’ have been awarded to the Oleoteide (Abona) brands, for a monovarietal of koroneiki; Trevejos (Vilaflor), for an arbequina oil; Oleomar (Arico), for its blend-coupage 75 percent Arbequina and 25 percent Picual; and Oleoarona (Arona), for its mixture-coupage 50 percent koroneiki, 25 percent frantoio and 25 percent picual.
The counselor, Javier Parrilla, recalled in a note that the objective of this contest is to promote the quality of Tenerife’s extra virgin olive oil productions “to enhance the increase in sales and provide them with greater notoriety among consumers.”
The counselor congratulated the seven winners and assured that olive growing “is one of the crops with the most drive and quality in our agriculture”.
The awards ceremony will take place on December 11, within the framework of the ‘III Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fair of Tenerife’, which will be held in the Plaza del Cristo in La Laguna from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Attendees will be able to taste, learn about and purchase oils from the island and there will even be a culinary demonstration by pastry chef Jesús Camacho, from the Donaire restaurant.
The tasting committee of the ‘VII Extra Virgin Olive Oil Contest’, chaired by Parrilla, has evaluated the 25 samples submitted to the contest according to the methodology of the International Olive Council (IOC).
Of the 25 samples submitted, 18 did so in the quality phase and seven were awarded for the best presentation award.