SIAL Canada Unveils Olive D’or 2016 Winners


MONTREAL — Yesterday, on the opening day of the SIAL Canada show, judges chose 12 winners and five favourites in the Olive d’Or 2016 contest, the biggest international extra-virgin olive oil contest in Canada.

The 12 best extra-virgin olive oils in the ripe, light, medium and strong categories were selected from nearly 100 submissions from 15 countries. Five jury favourites were also selected.

Each olive oil was blind tasted by a jury of olive oil and gastronomical experts, in accordance with the standards set out by the International Olive Council.

Today, media were invited to sample the 12 winning olive oils, which included:
• 8 Olivos Blend – Chile, Agricola Don Rafael
• Ol Istria Pendolino – Croatia, Agrolaguna DD
• Cladium – Spain, Aceite Aroden Hispania
• Finca la Torre Hojiblanca – Spain, Aceites Finca de la Torre SLU
• Société Agricola El Predregal 022016PE – Portugal
• Oro Bailen Arbequina – Spain Galgon 99 SL
• Mueloliva Picuda – Spain, Muela Olives SL
• Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Picual – Spain – Galgon 99 SL
• BE – Chile Autral Family Estates
• Ol Istria Ascolana – Croatia, Agrolaguna DD
• El Empiedro – Spain, SCA Olivarera la Purisma
• Morellana – Spain, Sucesores de Hermanos Lopez SA.

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