For the eighth year in a row, Morgenster Estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town has been awarded a top score in the authoritative international Flos Olei guide which assesses the world’s best olive oils.
Flos Olei 2017 edition awarded Morgenster 98 points out of a possible 100, the fourth year that the Estate has received 98%. A mere 14 producers around the world were awarded this score, Morgenster being the only South African producer among them. As only four producers have ever reached this ongoing level of exceptional quality, Morgenster’s achievement is a real feather in the cap of South Africa’s young olive oil industry.
We never stop investing in the quality of our orchards and olive oil production, employ the best consultants and send our staff to work with experts in Italy. So achieving this top score is a great reward for all our hard work. – Owner Giulio Bertrand
Flos Olei is an annual guide (first edition 2010), which is the first to deal on an international scale with the world’s best extra virgin olive oils, providing information about the sector and directing readers towards quality. Scoring involves an assessment of olive oils from both northern and southern hemisphere countries, conducted by a panel of expert tasters under the coordination of Marco Oreggia (www.marco-oreggia.com). Tasters follow strictly controlled tasting procedures.
What Flos Olei 2017 said about Morgenster:
This farm has been present in our Guide for some years and its growth has been praised and recognized. Also the present performance is very good and as usual is due to Giulio Bertrand’s dedication and enthusiasm. In 1992 he took over the farm, where wine has been produced for three centuries, and decided to aim also at olive growing. Today in the large estate of Somerset West the specialized olive grove takes up 50 hectares with 30 000 trees, which produced 3,000 quintals of olives and 600 hectolitres of oil in the last harvest.
Morgenster extra virgin olive oils available at selected delicatessens, Woolworths, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay and Shoprite Checkers stores nationwide and the Estate’s tasting room www.morgenster.co.za
Retail prices: Morgenster blended extra virgin olive oil 500 ml around R130; single cultivar Don Carlo and Monte Marcello extra virgin olive oils around R144.
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