Among the Apulian winners was Azienda Agricola Sanarica, which earned a Gold Award for its Ulivè Grand Cru. The young company attributed its success to the family’s century-old tradition of olive growing.
Owner Emmanuel Sanarica said entering the competition is important for any producer to compare their quality with the best in the world. “Winning a Gold Award fills us with pride,” he told Olive Oil Times.
Sanarica described Ulivè as a medium-intensity blend of 10 different varieties. “It is crafted to be a trigger of flavors, which also means that it will not overwhelm different foods but will exalt them,” he said.