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THE WORLD'S BEST EVOO

THE WINNERS OF THE 2021 COMPETITION

LODO the oldest international professional competition selects the best olive production from around the world, disseminating and promoting the true excellence of extra virgin olive oil at 360 °

A year of work to discover the best extra virgin olive oils in the world

LODO is a Qualifyng Gourmet Project
which takes care of and collects the evaluations of panels of international professional tasters and
which selectively recognizes and rewards the best oils and the best companies from all over the world.

500+

The Selected Olis
for this edition

20.000+

tastings and tests
to crown the winner

1200m

of maximum altitude
where some olives grow

I VOLTI DELL'OLIO 2022

Awards and Acknowledgments

L'Orciolo d'Oro

It is the highest prize assigned to the winners of the “Volti dell ’Olio” merit awards. Sensational oils with unique tastes and fragrances. Harmony, structure and balance. Unreservedly praiseworthy! Oils awarded the highest scores in the final round with 99/100!
The supreme achievement in olive growing.

“Earth evokes experience, Water is a sensation, Fire is discovery, Air as an emotion – the Orciolo d’Oro recognises extra-virgin excellence as the fifth element, an exclusive space for a symbol of absolute uniqueness”

A prestigious photographic project, through which the photographer Gianmarco Chieregato has portrayed the face of the patrons of the companies that have won an Award. Except the photos of the Companies: Fazenda Do Campo Alto, Puertas de Guarilihue, Collemassari SPA, Monini SPA, Frantoi Cutrera, Mediterre Eurofood SA, Kyklopas SA.

The protagonists of “ I I VOLTI DELL’OLIO” are the Winners of the LODO GUIDE 2022 edition, who were awarded a Orciolo d’Oro.

The Winners of 2022

AWARD


Farm of the year

Motivation

For many years, synonymous with excellence. From processing and production systems to hospitality. A constantly evolving enterprise that offers oils of the highest quality and a high-class accommodation facility.
“Mandranova, a style in itself” .

Mandranova

“An all-round excellent company”

Italy · Sicily · Agrigento · Palma di Montechiaro

AWARD


Oil Mill of the year

Motivation

Knowledge, professionalism and perseverance are the indisputable hallmarks of this brand ’s production quality. A company that, in addition to producing its own line of top-quality oils, is a point of reference and production for olive growers of excellence.
“Frantoio Marsicani, an oil mill with a soul” .

Frantoio Marsicani

“The mill that stands out for its high quality productions”

Italy · Campania · Salerno · Morigerati

AWARD


New company

Motivation

Passion, strength and ingenuity have created a “new” company of excellence.
A firm commitment to the land and the production of a superlative oil, where a strong spirit, knowledge and deep experience of the world rank him as a
A “Doc Olive Grower” .

Vincenzo Signorelli Olive grower

“A company that stands out for new high quality productions”

Italy · Sicily · Catania · Ragalina

AWARD


Coup de coeur

Motivation

A professional expression of “authentic craftsmanship”, where constant research into innovative production systems and scrupulous attention to detail at every processing stage make
“Decimi a reference producer of top quality oils”

Decimi

“The company that most impressed us during the 2020/2021 season. A blow to the heart!”

Italy · Umbria · Perugia · Passage of Bettona

AWARD

Pink Planet

An award given to a “female” company that demonstrates that it carries out its work with courage and tenacity, in an entrepreneurial environment that is not always favorable.

Motivation

A tradition, a family and a production of oils of the highest quality, which sees in the woman the heart and mind of a wonderful company. Strength, stubbornness and knowledge are tinged with pink to celebrate: “Gabrielloni, symbol of excellence”

Gabrielloni Elisabetta and Gabriella Snc

“A tradition, a family and a production of very high quality oils”

Italy · Marche · Macerata

AWARD

Best Organic

The best organic as a maximum expression of olfactory and gustatory scents,
by score and organoleptic characteristics.

Viride Coratina Organic

Viride Coratina Biological

“A journey that narrates and educates, an oil that teaches and amazes”

Frantoio Marsicani · Italy · Campania · Salerno

SCORE

99.98 / 100

Olivastro - Quattrociocchi

Olivastro

“A real, important, classy oil that transports the mind to the Lazio harvesting lands where its magic is born.”

Americo Quattrociocchi · Italy · Lazio · Latina

SCORE

99.98 / 100

Desierto gold

Oro del Desierto Coupage

“Deep and complex to the taste with a collection of aromas that carry you with grace and elegance to Andalusia”

Oro del Desierto · Spain · Andalusia · Almería

SCORE

99.93 / 100

Monini Monocultivar Coratina Bio

Monini Monocultivar Coratina Bio

“One of the few large companies that produces true quality”

Monini SPA · Italy · Umbria · Perugia

SCORE

99.84 / 100

AWARD

Best Light Fruity

The best light fruity as the maximum expression of olfactory and gustatory scents.

Tamia Caninese Organic

Tamia Caninese Biological

“A hypnotic journey through the scents of this pure Caninese”

Tamia Extra Virgin Oil · Italy · Lazio · Viterbo

SCORE

99.99 / 100

Monocultivar Leccino Oil

Monocultivar Leccino

“Tuscany is character, here is the delicate taste of a striking oil”

Collemassari Agricultural Society · Italy · Tuscany · Grosseto

SCORE

99.87 / 100

Veneto Valpolicella PDO

Veneto Valpolicella PDO

“Harmonious like the profile of the splendid hills that give it life, a gentle taste to remember”

Frantoio Bonamini Srl · Italy · Veneto · Verona

SCORE

99.86 / 100

AWARD

Best Medium Fruity

The best medium fruity as the maximum expression of olfactory and gustatory scents.

Golden Gift

Dono Dorato

“A gift for the mouth, a gift for the mind. A queen cultivar, Coratina”

Dono Dorato - Terra D'Oro Srl · Italy · Apulia · Barletta

SCORE

99.80 / 100

Inspired by Sardu

Ispiritu Sardu

“Depth, balance, complexity and structure, aroma and flavor that enchant”

Masoni Becciu · Italy · Sardinia · Cagliari

SCORE

100/100

Blend Especial

Blend Especial

“Three olive groves for an extraordinary blend. A great oil, harmonious and structured”

Fazenda do Campo Alto · Brazil · São Paulo · San Antonio Do Pinhal

SCORE

99.50 / 100

Kyklopas Ages PDO Makris

Kyklopas Ages PDO Makris

“A sensory journey that elegantly conveys deep emotions and sublime aromatic achievements”

Kyklopas SA · Greece · Komotini · Alexandroupoli

SCORE

99.77 / 100

AWARD

Best Intense Fruity

The best medium fruity as the maximum expression of olfactory and gustatory scents.

trefort

Trefort

“An oil with a freshwater soul: a watercolor painting, an enchanted landscape”

Paolo Bonomelli Boutique Olive Farm · Italy · Veneto · Verona

SCORE

99.98 / 100

Puertas De Guarilihue Frantoio

Puertas de Guarilihue Frantoio

“An uncompromising gustatory composition, a unique, complex and atypical Frantoio that has elected Puertas de Guarilihue as its home of excellence”

Puertas De Guarilihue · Chile · Chiguayante

SCORE

99.98 / 100

Gold Bailen Picual Bio

Oro Bailen Picual Bio

“It is a splendid expression of the tradition of its territory, interpreted in the pursuit of perfection”

Oro Bailen GALGÓN · Spain · Jaen · Villanueva de la Reina

SCORE

99.96 / 100

AWARD

Best PDO

The best medium fruity as the maximum expression of olfactory and gustatory scents.

Rincón De La Subbética

Rincón De La Subbética

“An oil that tells its land with poignant voracity, incomparable”

Almazaras De La Subbética · Spain · Andalusia · Córdoba

SCORE

99.93 / 100

Marfuga Riserva Dop

Marfuga Riserva Dop

“From the Umbrian hills, the poetry of an oil that pervades the senses, PDO power intensely recounted in an oil”

Marfuga Agricultural Company · Italy · Umbria · Perugia

SCORE

99.92 / 100

First DOP

Primo DOP

“A PDO as intense as the land from which it was born, an oil that in itself contains the scent of the sun and the flavor of history”

Frantoi Cutrera Srl · Italy · Sicily · Ragusa

SCORE

99.87 / 100

AWARD

Best PGI

The best medium fruity as the maximum expression of olfactory and gustatory scents.

Contrada Mancusi- Nocellara Etnea Bio, PGI Sicily, Premier Cru

Contrada Mancusi-Nocellara Etnea

“An emotional journey, from the mouth of a volcano, to the roots of olive trees for an” explosive “extra virgin”

Vincenzo Signorelli Olive grower · Italy · Sicily · Catania

SCORE

99.50 / 100

Grullo Oil

Olio Grullo

“Intense fragrances entice the mind in flights of fancy and renaissance overtones”

La Gramigna · Italy · Tuscany · Florence

SCORE

99.81 / 100

Mediterre Olymp Olympia PGI Organic

Mediterre Olymp - Olympia PGI Organic

“From these roots comes an extra virgin oil with great personality, balsamic notes and scents of spices, earth, water, fire and wind: this is the oil of the Gods”

Mediterre Eurofood Sa · Greece · Western Greece · Elis

SCORE

99.40 / 100

AWARD

Best Monocultivar

The best medium fruity as the maximum expression of olfactory and gustatory scents.

Freedom

Freedom

“A hill overlooking the sea in the Cilento park, a very young olive grower, an infinite extra virgin”

Rodyum · Italy · Campania · Salerno

SCORE

99.84 / 100

Krosus Bio Monocultivar Taggiasca

Krosus Bio Monocultivar Taggiasca

“An olive grower who masterfully interprets the oil and who knows how to create pure emotion”

Paolo Cassini · Italy · Liguria · Imperia

SCORE

99.95 / 100

Coratina

Coratina

“A tradition, a family and a production of very high quality oils”

Amore Coltivato · Italy · Puglia · Bari

SCORE

99.81 / 100

Masserie di Sant'Eramo Monocultivar Coratina

Masserie di Sant'Eramo Monocultivar Coratina

“His majesty Coratina reigns supreme in this oil it transmits its power and delights the palate in wondrous contemplation”

Agroalimentari del Colle - Masserie di Sant'Eramo · Italy · Puglia · Bari

SCORE

99.84 / 100

AWARD

Best Blend

The best medium fruity as the maximum expression of olfactory and gustatory scents.

Plenum

Plenum

“Fulsome and generous, it exudes long and surprising notes that are also slender and harmonious, unforgettable!”

Poggiopiano · Italy · Toscana · Florence

SCORE

99.80 / 100

Multicultivar

Multicultivar

“A visionary extra virgin olive oil, a Mediterranean dance, a taste to be experienced”

Mandranova · Italy · Sicily · Agrigento

SCORE

99.89 / 100

Dona Maria Do Carmo - Oliveiras Centenárias

Dona Maria Do Carmo - Oliveiras Centenárias

“An oil that surprises for its balance and refinement, where fragrance and taste extend to the extreme, offering majestic olfactory and taste sensations”

M.C. RABAÇAL E ARAGÃO, LDA · Portogallo · Tras Os Montes · Alfândega Da Fé

SCORE

99.92 / 100

Epicure

Epicure

“an evocative spiral of taste that reflects all the power of a conquistador extra virgin”

Knolive Oils SL · Spain · Andalusia · Córdoba

SCORE

99.88 / 100

SPECIAL AWARDS 2022

LA LODE

La Lode

It is the special recognition awarded by LODO to companies or oils with particular characteristics: “Lodevoli” Quality and eco-sustainability, research and innovation, sacrifice and passion, boldness and courage, dynamism and style, are the hallmarks of the “LODE” award.

“Values and Ingenuity, Strength and Will, the traces that mark out a path and bring a project to fruition, actions that deserve to be recognised and rewarded, businesses that deserve to be Lodate”

PREMIO

Design Award

The bottle, the label and the packaging that collectively represent a style.

Pamako Monovarietal Tsounati Organic

“It was very interesting to see how the design of a mere bottle, the special vessel of a precious oil, could be an opportunity to unleash the imagination, respecting the ’classicism’ of the intrinsic message of quality, well-being, craftsmanship, exclusivity and ‘good taste’ in all its meanings. Those are the keywords that I kept in mind when making my choice. They were applicable to many proposals, but it seemed to me that Pamako Monovarietal Tsounati Organic represented them best: in the elegance of the shape, in the invention of the hole that makes it easier to serve, in the spout that recalls an ancient amphora, in the slender and flattened design which evokes a contemporary edge, in the spirit of tradition.”
Gisella Borioli

ANDROULAKIS EFTYCHIOS OLIVE OIL BOTTLING PAMAKO GRECIA · CRETE · CHANIA

AWARD

Green & Innovation Award

The prize is awarded to the company for processing systems and particular attention to the planet

Terre di Molinara

“Terre di Molinara is a producer committed to research and the innovation of traditional methods. They dedicate special attention to the development of production systems and the exploration and protection of the territory”

Italy · Campania · Benevento

AWARD

Award
Social
Award

A major recognition assigned to a company that has risen to become a symbol of innovation in olive growing

Querciamatta

“A company in constant movement that, in addition to producing fine oils, evolves, with originality, proposing a social profile that emerges and captures.
With an incisive character, images and messages that fully convey the strong Tuscan soul of a Querciamatta “

Italy · Tuscany · Pistoia · Monsummano Terme

AWARD

Heroic Olive Growing Award

The prize is awarded to a company that has stood out for its commitment and dedication in a heroic context

Meo Modo

Meo Modo by Angelo Taranto

“An impervious and abandoned land that a ‘hero’ has tended and made productive.
One man, one life choice, a lot of sacrifice and a lot of patience in the ten-year wait for an olive grower who has saved, looked after and protected his land, in his own way”

Italy · Liguria · Savona

hirpus

Hirpus

“Lands with an ancient olive-growing tradition, where on the steep hills, olive trees struggle against extreme temperatures that test their survival. A young entrepreneur, strengthened by her father’s example, wins a bet every day, producing an oil that captivates, with the purity of its marked taste. An oil that exalts and represents the evolution of Irpinia, land of howling wolves, the land of Hirpus.”

Italy · Campania · Avellino

AWARD

Supernova
Award

The prize is awarded to the company with a small production of excellence

Toma

Agricola Toma

“From books to olive trees, from pen to oil to write a new page of taste: Olio del Poeta. A new note on the staff of Italian excellence, which binds a perfumed melody to a perfect harmony of flavor”

Italy · Puglia · Foggia

AWARD

Milano
Award

To the company that has distinguished itself for its dynamics and for being formed by young promises of olive growing

Sette Misure

“From the Taburno Regional Park, a new producer of excellence managed by a team of strong, enterprising young people who have made a life choice to reclaim disused land. Three cousins, the Settemisure Award, full marks with honours!”

Italy · Campania · Benevento

AWARD

Giuseppe
Fontanazza
Award

A major recognition assigned to a company that has risen to become a symbol of innovation in olive growing

natyoure

Natyoure

“From Puglia it is Natyoure a champion of innovation and experimentation excellence. An oil obtained by ultrasonic extraction – scientific research in step with good taste has created a “bionic” extra virgin that intoxicates with its delightful flavour”

Italy · Puglia · Bari

AWARD

Wine & Oil Award

The olive-growing producer that also distinguishes itself with particularly brilliant results in winemaking

La Selvotta

“A company that for many years, with its commendable Electum, has been at the forefront of excellence in olive growing. The great character of Abruzzo is reflected in the fine production of DOC wines such as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Terre di Chieti IGT wines such as Falanghina and Pecorino and DOP wines such as Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo”

Italy · Abruzzo · Chieti

AWARD

Region
Marche Award

The Marche company that obtained the highest score among the companies in the Marche region

L'Olivaio

“A company symbol of excellence of the Marche production”
The elegant representation of the “spirit” of the Ascolana Tenera in a master craftsman’s extra virgin olive oil.
A masterpiece of the Marche, a journey of expression”

L'olivaio Srl · Italy · Marche · Ancona

AWARD

South
Hemisphere
Award

To the company in the Southern Hemisphere symbol of excellence

Oliovita

“More than 20 years of research and innovation: a company that today is synonymous with reliability and quality. Oils that in their complex scents tell and hand down the colours and flavours of a strong land: a powerful and intense tango of taste “

Argentina · Buenos Aires

AWARD

Hyper
Evo
Award

The prize awarded to the oil with the highest percentage of polyphenols

Pamako Monovarietal Tsounati Organic

“Pamako Monovarietal Tsounati Organic enchanted us with its very high quantity of polyphenols. A unique sensory profile which, despite its high polyphenolic content, exudes an extremely enveloping and elegant bouquet, an elixir of health and beauty”

Androulakis Eftychios Olive Oil Bottling Pamako · Greece · Crete · Chania

SCORE

93.20 / 100

AWARD

Press Award

A jury of professional journalists and food critics tasted 10 finalist oils selected in the 2021 edition

Monocultivar Rasara

“An oil that has enchanted us by telling of its character, a fragrance and a flavour that has enthused and convinced. This oil built its victory by emerging from the “pack”, striking at the heart and capturing a yes from six out of nine important Italian media authors”

Italy · Veneto · Padua · Cinta Euganeo

SCORE

98.02 / 100

AWARD

Red
Carpet
Award

The oil with the best light, medium and intense fruitiness based on the LODO Evaluation system in prestigious gourmet contexts

Best Light Fruity

Almaoliva Arbequina

“Sweet and elegant, particularly suited to gourmet cuisine. This Arbequina cultivar is masterful, irreplaceable for the dish prepared by Chef Arrigoni – nothing else will work as well. Perfect for infusing depth into shellfish dishes, incredible with salted chocolate”

Almazaras De La Subbética · Spain · Andalusia · Córdoba

SCORE

93.84 / 100

Best Medium Fruity

Messer Francesco 1640 - Moraiolo

“A spectacular olfactory-taste bouquet with spicy and balsamic notes, refined green explosions in perfect harmonious balance with thistle and almond nuances make it the perfect partner for gourmet haute cuisine. A phenomenal Moraiolo monocultivar in which complexity and harmony go hand in hand. Chef Claudio Sadler’s dish created ad hoc enhances the characteristics of this incredible oil: Un’Idea Fresca “

Malvetani Agricultural Society · Italy · Umbria · Terni

SCORE

92.88 / 100

Best Intense Fruity

Casaliva

“An experience born from the fruits of Lake Garda’s hinterland land, where the Casaliva cultivar joyfully boasts its intensity. A marvellous oil that finds its rightful place on gourmet tables and expresses its full value in Chef Kotaro Noda’s ad hoc creation. A rarity infused with mastery; a magical experience encapsulated in an outstanding freshwater extra virgin olive oil”

Tosoni Frantoio and Serra · Italy · Lombardy · Brescia

SCORE

98.43 / 100

AWARD

The Chef’s Choice
Award

The haute cuisine of a great starred Chef: the oil selected from the finalists to merit this prestigious recognition

Schinosa La Coratina

“Among the candidates on Chef Mauro Uliassi’s table, Schinosa – La Coratina won the attention and conquered the palate of the Chef who found in this great oil an excellent balance and expression of olfactory and gustatory fragrances.
A star oil for a star gourmet palate!”

Agricole di Martino Sas · Italy · Puglia · Trani

SCORE

98.43 / 100

Laur

“The singular feature that won Chef Mauro Uliassi over after tasting LAUR – Millan S.A. was the distinctive and intense hint of tomato, in balance with the many olfactory and taste sensations expressed in this extraordinary extra virgin olive oil, an oil with a vocation for gourmet haute cuisine”

Olivicola Laur - Millan Sa · Argentina · Mendoza

SCORE

95.48 / 100

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