All Italian podium at the Biol Prize : the winner is “Monte della Torre” from Campania region

Written March 21st, 2014

The event which saw Andria epicenter of the international organic olive growing finished . Second winner  ” San Martino ” from Florence, third winner  ”Tenuta Arcamone ” from Puglia;  Biolpack to the bottle produced by  ”Viola” from Umbria, BiolKids to the Portuguese “Carm “.

Podium “made ​​in Italy” for the XIX International Biol Prize . The organic extra virgin ” Monte della Torre” from Caserta (Campania), in fact, is the winner of  the international event reserved for the best organic extra virgin olive oils , which assigns the most important awards in Puglia  . The olive oil from Campania is the best of the year between 425 oils in competition – a record – came from 17 countries , surpassing ” San Martino ” of the estate of the same name in Bagno a Ripoli ( Florence) . Third place went to “Tenuta Arcamone ” produced by the olive mill De Carlo in Bitritto (Bari) , who is also the winner of  Biol Puglia and  Biol Coratina . Among the foreigners, very good result – in ninth place – for Spanish “Finca La Torre Selection” of Malaga.
To win the Biolpack (best packaging assigned to a specific panel of experts in communication and consumption) to the bottle “Viola” produced by the farm of Sant’Eraclio Foligno (Perugia) . BiolKids Prize, awarded by the jury of the children, to the Portuguese ” Great Escolana Carm .” The full list of all the territorial winner and Extragold, Gold and Silver mentions will be online soon on www.premiobiol.it .
The proclamation ceremony took place today in Castel del Monte, with the intervention of Fabrizio Nardoni , Councillor for Agriculture Policies of Apulia Region ,  the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bari Alessandro Ambrosi, the mayor of Andria Nicola Giorgino with the Councillor for Economic Development Benedetto Miscioscia , the director of the Gal “Le Città di Castel del Monte”, Paolo De Leonardis, in a spectacular setting – with aerial shots filmed from the ” Bioldrone ” – made ​​up of the 600 children of BiolKids : project with training workshops and olive oil tastings which has involved 26 classes of primary schools of the six Apulian provinces and this year seven classes Calabria, Sardinia and Liguria , forming a panel that in the morning has  joined the international judges to assign the best prize for young palates .

“The international jury – said the coordinator of Biol Nino Paparella – noted how, although the overall quality is improved , has been an excellent year for the Italian olive oils . For foreign countries , in the final selection very good chance for the Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Slovenian olive oils. Approximately 150 samples will receive mentions as ExtraGold Medal, Gold and Silver medals that will be published in the traditional catalog of Biol , presented at the main international fairs as BioFach in Nuremberg and Sana in Bologna .

Nardoni said  ”Puglia is the first region in the field of organic olive oil , but suffers from the competition of countries, often with few scruples when it comes to certification and quality. You have to make the synergistic action in order to promote the organic production on the markets. And the Biol Prize  becomes subsidiary to that effect . ” In line Ambrosi : ” The Chamber of Commerce of Bari, from the beginning partner of Biol , in the face of increasing numbers of participation and the ever-increasing global competition , continues to beat the road with the promotion and support of all actions for quality and product certification . “

Biol Prize has been organized by CiBi and promoted by Regione Puglia – Area for Rural Development Policies , Chamber of Commerce of Bari and the City of Andria . The Prize ha been  sponsored by the BAT Province, IFOAM , AgroBioMediterraneo , and has been held in cooperation with Association BiolItalia , Gal – Le Città di  Castel del Monte, Puglia Natura Consortium , Lilt and Axiom Group.