For the second year in a row Morgenster extra virgin olive oil, grown and produced at the Estate in Somerset West, has been awarded the top score of 98 points out of a possible 100 in the authoritative international Flos Olei competition which assesses the world’s best olive oils. Flos Olei also produces an annual Guide to the world’s best olive oils.
Owner Giulio Bertrand, who collected the award in Rome on 29 November, said:
It is exciting news for Morgenster and for South Africa, which is a relatively new olive oil producing country. Flos Olei 2015 judged thousands of entries from around the world, assessing oils from long established producer countries like Italy, Spain, Greece and Croatia as well as newer producers from the southern hemisphere. Only 12 oils achieved 98%. Apart from Morgenster, the other top oils come from Italy (seven), Spain (three) and Chile (one).
Bertrand believes that the combination of Italian trees and expertise, an exceptional South African terroir and a rigid approach to quality at every stage of production has enabled Morgenster to achieve its consistent level of excellence. Morgenster extra virgin olive oil has been rated as one of the best in the world for the past 10 years *.
“What our consistent international awards mean for South Africans who are new to enjoying olive oil on salads, bruschetta, pasta and other dishes, is that they can use Morgenster as a reliable international standard against which to educate their palates about a great olive oil”, he says.
- Top Rating Of Morgenster Estate’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil By Flos Olei 2017 - December 1, 2016
- The opening of 95 At Morgenster - February 26, 2016
- Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil Rated Tops Again By Flos Olei - February 3, 2016