This guide, which will collect the best olive oils from Spain, will help promote this product and motivate professionals to continue improving their quality
Madrid, February 4, 2016.
The aces of Spanish olive oil will be grouped as of now in the Official Guide of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is presented with the name of Iber Oleum and aims to show the world the «heritage treasure» that this product represents. Innoliva, which has numerous distinctions worldwide, considers this a positive bet for the sector, which will promote quality and allow discovering the most precious culinary jewels in Spain.
Manufacturers, packers, exporters and restaurateurs, as well as the rest of the actors that make up the national olive oil scene, come together to make known where the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils of the Spanish geography are.
More than 120 oils have gone through the palate of 16 renowned tasters responsible for setting the list.
The guide will also include ten restorers whose kitchens can not miss the famous ‘liquid gold’, as well as the most important figures in the sector.
For the Innoliva team, the creation of this «bible» of olive oil is a step forward in the promotion of this product, which will also encourage the improvement of one of the most recognized Mediterranean delicacies in the world.
«From the sector we consider this initiative an advance and a step more in favor of the quality of the product. A guide like this, helps consumers to choose a quality olive oil among the great variety offered by the Spanish geography, but also pushes us to the producers to continue developing and offering a product of excellence, «says the president of the Innoliva, Miguel Rico.
The oil of the Navarre company has been consolidated in recent years as one of the best in the world thanks to important awards in international competitions. Thus, in his record we find, among others, the Mario Solinas Quality Award, from the International Olive Oil Council, where he won a second place two years ago, or the Ovibeja Prize, from the Extra Virgin Olive Oil International Contest, which in 2014 awarded him a silver medal in the ‘Fruity Maduro’ category, as well as an Honorable Mention.
The company, which has its head office in Pamplona (Spain), owns more than 5,000 hectares of irrigated olive groves, located in Spain and Portugal, where the Mediterranean climate gives the olive tree the ideal environment for the development and maturation of the fruit; and it favors the obtaining of Extra Virgin Olive Oils with excellent sensory qualities.
With its production system, they guarantee the integral traceability of the entire process: from the olive tree to the final customer.
They make their Extra Virgin Olive Oil cold in the shortest time possible from the entrance of the olive in the oil mill. And they take care of the oil already produced to maintain their excellent sensory and healthy qualities as long as possible.