Flos Olei 2017, a reputable Italian-English world guide for extra virgin olive oils was presented in Savudrija, Istria on the 9th of March.
Last year Flos Olei experts selected Istria as the best quality olive region in the world for the second time in a row and included it in its catalogue for 2017.
''A lot of work and a lot of investment paid off in the end. To be a part of such prestigious catalogue is a great success for Istria and the Istrian olive growers, thus I'd like to congratulate you all'', said Valter Flego, the Istria County prefect on the occasion of presenting the exceptional success of Istrian olive oil in this year's edition of Flos Olei.
For the seventh edition of the ''Flos Olei'' catalogue more than 2,000 olive oils from all around the globe were evaluated and only 500 of them made it to the second stage of selection. Istria was again the most represented world region with 60 olive oils or 12 percent, which is a great percentage in the global community of extra virgin olive oil makers.
It is interesting to note that the Croatian region was followed by the Italian region of Tuscany with 59 olive oils included in the catalogue, whilst the Spanish region of Andalusia placed as the third with 49 olive oils.
Ten olive oil makers from Istria won 95-100 points out of a maximum of 100 points and their olive oils made it to the "really excellent olive oils" category, whilst 17 oil makers won 90-94 points and their oils were categorized as "excellent olive oils".