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Top 5 Greek Olive Oils for 2015

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The New York International Olive Oil Competition just named its 2015 picks for best Greek olive oils!

The prestigious and intensely competitive playing field consisted of  700 different olive oils from 25 countries. Entries were evaluated by a jury of international experts and of these 700,  35 olive oil brands entered by Greece were judged “world’s best” with 19 Gold and 16 Silver awards!

This global recognition just goes to prove what you and I have known all along – Greek olive oil is top shelf and deserving of its place on the world stage.

We’ve listed the top five organically produced, Gold award winners for you here – just click on the + to expand each description!

Biosphere / Noos Trade

“Rich fruity flavour and pleasant freshly cut vegetation scent, accompanied with a strong peppery finish, spicy and bitter taste.”
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Biosphere Olive Oil by Noos Trade

Eirini Plomariou by Konstantina Kalampoka

“Bright golden yellow in color with green hues, Eirini Plomariou Unfiltered Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a strong, fruity taste and an earthy bouquet featuring tones of freshly cut grass, oregano, rosemary and bitter almond. It is made from kolovi or valanolia olive trees, grown on the island of Lesvos in Greece; the fruit is picked in early November, when not yet quite ripe.”
Eirini Plomariou Olive Oil by Konstantina Kalampoka

Eirini Plomariou Olive Oil by Konstantina Kalampoka

Mythocia Bio Olympia

“Early harvested from our own selected organic PGI groves in Ancient Olympia close to our own mill and grown in a Mediterranean climate world-renowned for its delicate and fertile soil, Mythocia Bio Olympia PGI EVOO has a high nutritional quality and exquisite aroma.”
Mythocia Bio Olympia by Papadopoulos Olive Oil

Mythocia Bio Olympia by
Papadopoulos Olive Oil

Pelion Olive Farms by Vaselios Frantzolas

“Superb gush of clean greenery, noble bitterness and full frontal pungency, this organic oil is the creation of Vasilis Frantzolas, experienced taster, cookbook author and olive oil visionary.
Made from amfissis olives that are normally eaten as table olives, and harvested in October and November – a month or more earlier than other producers typically harvest in this area – this oil has high polyphenol count. “
Pelion Olive Farms by Vaselios Frantzolas

Pelion Olive Farms by
Vaselios Frantzolas

Tsounati by Kardia Food

“Aroma: medium fruity, smells like freshly cut grass, green and unripe nutshell, herbs, artichokes. Taste: complex harmonic, slightly bitter, with some intense focus, elegant and durable.”
Tsounati by Kardia Food

Tsounati by Kardia Food

For a complete listing of all 35 Greek award winners for 2015 click here.

And thank you to the NYIOOC for much of the above info, for organizing this the largest olive oil competition in the world and for consistently recognizing the exceptional quality, aroma and taste of Greek olive oils!

 

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