The international judges have evaluated the competing products, delivered by 32 nations and 26 different countries. The contest showed how the quality of the products has generally improved during the years, highlighting how this kind of contest proves instrumental to raise the quality bar higher and higher, pushing the producers towards the excellence and making them more and more eager to challenge themselves and improve.
Most of the products came from Italy (188 samples, 25,5% of the total samples) followed by Greece (16%), Turkey (15%), Spain (8,7%) and Brazil (8%), just to name the most represented nations.
The DOP and PGI oils amounted to 15% of the total (110 samples), while the bio oils have reached a 23%. Representing the purest expression of the territory we had monovarietal oils (54%) with the blends representing 46%.