Siurana olive oil recognised for its high quality

An olive oil from the Cambrils Agricultural Cooperative has been recognised by France, the United States and Israel for its quality. The cooperative recently received three awards for their ‘Mestral’ olive oil, one of the most valued oils in the DO of Siurana. One of the awards was a result of an Israeli competition where around 189 varieties of olive oil from some 14 countries competed to win this mark of quality.


September 8, 2010 11:25 PM

Barcelona ( The extra virgin olive oil Mestral of the DO Siurana has recently been recognised with the gold medal at the 1st Terra Olivo Mediterranean International Olive Oil Competition in Jerusalem.  The prized olive oil is made by the Cambrils Agricultural Cooperative. The cooperative responded to the prize, saying that, “Awards are a stimulus for all of the people who work together to develop quality olive oil. The mill workers and team members go first as they are essential to production process. We all see these awards as a way to continue improving and recognition of the high quality product created here in Cambrils. We can affirm, without a doubt, that the ‘Mestral’ olive oil of the Cambrils Agricultural Cooperative is probably the most prized in Catalonia.”

A total of 189 olive oils from 14 countries participated in the Terra Olivo Mediterranean International Olive Oil Competition. Countries such as Argentine, Greece, Italy, Israel and Spain competed in a taste competition judged by 24 professionals from different nationalities. The ‘Mestral’ olive oil was also recently awarded with the silver medal of quality in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition in Los Angeles and the bronze medal at the Produits des Cultures d'Exception competition in Paris.

The Official Tasting Panel for Catalan Olive Oils describes the award-winning olive oil as having an “intense olive taste with the sensation of ripened fruit. There are notes of apples, ripe bananas and almonds with slight hints of unripened green leafs and secondary aromas of fennel and fresh greens. The olives have a slightly sweet, bitter and spicy taste. Very well-balanced.”