Alto Olives The Apple In New York Eyes

Alto Olives The Apple In New York Eyes

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The 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil competition has awarded not just one but two highly prized and internationally acclaimed  ‘Best in Class’ Trophies to ALTO Olives.

The coveted dual Trophies and Gold Medals were won respectively by the flagship single varietal ALTO Vividus and by its stable-mate ALTO Robust, the Tuscan blend. Both these Extra Virgin Olive Oils were produced from the 2014 harvest but entered in different classes, the ALTO Vividus as a single varietal and the ALTO Robust as a blended oil.

The New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) attracted over 700 entries from 25 countries, judged by an expert international panel that scrutinises, slurps and tastes the entered oils over three days to choose the best in the world.

To know that ALTO only entered two oils and they both won Trophies gives founder Robert Armstrong a quiet sense of achievement.

‘This competition is regarded as the ultimate challenge by the world’s olive oil producers. To be declared a two-time Champion by such an esteemed global panel is very exciting, especially for a young artisan company like ALTO Olives.’