JOOP 2016

JOOP 2016 REPORT

The 4th edition of Japan Olive Oil Prize (JOOP) took place on the 9th of June 2016. JOOP is an international event launched by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ICCJ) to promote and create awareness for high-quality olive oil worldwide.

The panel consisted of 9 experts coming from Italy, USA, Spain, and Turkey, who selected winners among 155 olive oils entered in the competition. Awards were assigned according to the taste (strong, medium, light) and the scent (tomato/tomato leaf, green almond, artichoke/herbs/olive leaf).

LIGHT CATEGORY

1) Franci SNC – Franci Bio (Italy)

2) Agricola Tamaro Giorgio – Colle d’Angiò monocultivar Oliva Nera di Colletorto(Italy)

3) Az. Agr. L’arte dell’Olivo – Cortona

CATEGORY MEDIUM / Artichoke, herbs, olive leaf scent

1) FAz. Agr. Decimi – Emozione (Italy)

2) Dievole – Chianti Classico DOP (Italy)

3) Az. Agr. Viola – Costa del Riparo

CATEGORY STRONG/ Artichoke, herbs, olive leaf scent

1) Az. Agr. Caputo Maria – Gran Pregio Bio Coratina (Italy)

2) Dievole – Coratina (Italy)

3) Fattoria Ramerino – Guadagnolo Primus (Italy)

CATEGORY MEDIUM /Tomato, tomato leaf scent

1) Romano Vincenzo & C. SAS – Le Sciare (Italy)

2) Dievole – 100% Italiano (Italy)

3) Az. Agr. Sebastiano Fadda – Lunavera (Italy)

CATEGORY STRONG / Tomato, tomato leaf scent

1) Fattoria Casagrande – Ad Astra (Italy)

2) Dievole – Nocellara(Italy)

3) Nuovo Oleificio Sandro Chisu – Vantu Biologico

BEST ORGANIC

 Az. Agr. Caputo Maria – Gran Pregio Bio Coratina (Italy)

Az. Agr. I Sergenti – Il Tradizionale (Italy)

HIGHEST POLYPHENOLS CONTENT

Dievole – Coratina (Italy)

CATEGORY MEDIUM / Green almond scent

1) Massimo Mosconi & C. Soc. Agr. – Menage a Trois (Italy)

2) Fattoria Altomena – Legno d’Olivo (Italy)

3) Franci SNC – Villa Magra (Italy)

CATEGORY STRONG / Green almond scent

1) Az. Agr. I Sergenti – Il Tradizionale (Italy)

2) Paolo Bonomelli – Trefort (Italy)

3) Paolo Bonomelli – Ca’ Rainene Monovarietale Drizzar

BEST OF USA

Apollo Olive Oil – Sierra (USA)

BEST OF SPAIN

N.E. Nuevos Espacios SA – Un Olivo (Spain)

HONORABLE MENTION

Apollo Olive Oil – Sierra

Az. Agr. Leone Sabino – Io Voglio

Az. Agr. Massimo Mosconi – Opus

Az. Agr. Viola – Colleruita

Fattoria Ramerino – Frantoio

SPECIAL MENTION

Agrestis – Nettaribleo

Az. Agr. Biologica Titone – Olio Titone

Az. Agr. Biologica Titone – Titone DOP Valli Trapanesi

Agraria Riva del Garda – Uliva

Az. Agr. Marina Palusci – L’Extravergine

Az. Agr. Marina Palusci – L’Uomo di Ferro

Az. Agr. Marina Palusci – Oliomania

Az. Agr. Vincenzo Marvulli – Cenzino Coratina

Fattoria di Maiano – Laudemio Conte Miari Fulcis Biologico

Frantoio Galantino – DOP Terra di Bari Castel del Monte

Frantoio Romano – Gold Bio

Madonna dell’Olivo – I’TRANS

N.E. Nuevos Espacios SA – Un Olivo

Olivar de Segura – Saqura

Società Agricola Buonamici SRL – Colline di Firenze Toscano IGP

JURY PANEL JOOP 2016, fourth edition:

Marzia Migliorini (Italy, Firenze CCIAA Chemical Laboratory Research Supervisor)
Maria De La Paz Aguilera Herrera (Spain, Citoliva panel chief)
Pietro Paolo Arca (Italy, Food Technologist)
Cristiano De Riccardis (Italy, Slow Food Professor)
Selin Ertur (Turkey, MIPAAF Official Olive Oil Taster)
Cristian Marinelli(Italy, Quality Control Supervisor, Chemical Laboratory, Florence CCIAA, JOOP14 Juror.)
Marco Pampaloni (Italy, Agronomist, Firenze CCI Committee)
Pablo Voitzuk ( California Olive Oil Council)
Miciyo Yamada (Journalist, MIPAAF Official Olive Oil Taster)