`Jaén Selects its Best for 2015

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Jaén Selects its Best for 2015

Jan. 20, 2015
By Ricardo Lunar

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The provin­cial coun­cil of Jaén has selected eight olive oils which it says are the year’s best from the region this year — no small des­ig­na­tion when you con­sider that Jaén pro­duces more olive oil than any other place in the world.

The Jaén Selec­ción is a des­ig­na­tion cre­ated by the Diputación Provin­cial de Jaén to acknowl­edge the best extra vir­gin olive oils each year.

The announce­ment was made at the Provin­cial Con­ven­tion Cen­ter for Fairs and Con­gresses where 59 local olive oils from 48 brands par­tic­i­pated dur­ing the two days of the event. Atten­dance to this 13th edi­tion set a record accord­ing to Ánge­les Fér­riz, rep­re­sen­ta­tive for employ­ment, pro­mo­tion and tourism.

Of the 57 olive oils pre­sented, 52 were of the Picual vari­ety — the widely-acclaimed cul­ti­var used to pro­duce about 25 per­cent of the world’s pro­duc­tion. Other vari­eties par­tic­i­pated as well includ­ing Arbe­quina, Royal, Car­rasqueño and Picudo.

The des­ig­na­tion Jaén Selec­ción 2015” was obtained by eight olive oils, seven of which were pro­duced con­ven­tion­ally and another one organic pro­duc­tion.

Jaen Selec­ción 2015 Win­ners

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Oro Bailén Reserva Famil­iar, Gal­gón 99 de Vil­lanueva de la Reina
Cor­tijo Spir­itu Santo, Tru­jal de La Loma de Úbeda
Cor­tijo La Torre, Aceites San Anto­nio de Arjona
Castillo de Canena Picual, Olive­juice de Canena
Mel­gar­ejo Picual, Aceites Cam­po­liva de Pagala­jar
Oleopeñas, SCA San Isidro de Valde­peñas de Jaén
Oleo­campo, SCA 2º Grado de Torre­del­campo
Soler Romero Ecológico, Alcanova de Alcaudete


The selected EVOOs will become ambas­sadors of the province of Jaén in 2015 par­tic­i­pat­ing in pro­mo­tional activ­i­ties dur­ing the year within the coun­try and abroad. Among the activ­i­ties is the 12th Inter­na­tional Cook­ing with Extra Vir­gin Olive Oil’ Award held at the Madrid Fusión” gas­tro­nom­i­cal con­ven­tion on Feb­ru­ary 4th, 2015.

The Jaén Selec­c­ción des­ig­na­tion aims to con­tribute to the local olive oil indus­try to improve qual­ity and encour­age a bet­ter pro­duc­tion within the province, and to enhance the image and posi­tion­ing of Jaén olive oils around the world.

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