In the 2022 edition of the extra virgin olive oil Guide 1180 oils were reviewed and among those over 1,500 tasted. The companies that certify the entire supply chain as organic are on the rise: 536 certified oils. These results were presented at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence at the award ceremony. The numbers speak for themselves: in Italy the world of Olive oil has not lost its lustre despite adverse weather conditions and summer droughts. The Guide to Extra Virgin 2022 presented by Slow Food Italy reassures us with a portrait of a lively, dynamic and increasingly organic reality. In the 23rd edition there are 750 among mills, farms and oil mills: 120 are new. With a focus to promote the environmental, landscape, health and economic oil, which protects ancient olive groves, native cultivars and groups producers who do not use synthetic fertilizers and chemical herbicides.
The great slow oil award adds the recognition dedicated to applied sustainable agronomic practices. In Puglia the absence of the oil fly, favoured by the scarcity of water recorded in the summer months, has allowed a good production.
In Puglia eight oils have obtained slow food approval: Evo Le 4 Contrade of Le 4 Contrade in Andria, Peranzana di Torrerivera also in Andria, Coratina di Adriatica Vivai di Fasano (BR), Cru112 of Tenuta Vanterra di Grottaglie (TA) , Coratina by De Palma di Modugno. Olio Gran Pregio Maria Caputo of Molfetta. Reserve of Tommaso Fiore di Terlizzi and Evo Cristofaro of Cristofaro di Torremaggiore.