Morgenster owner Giulio Bertrand said:
“The L’Orciolo d’Oro competition has always been very important to me because
it was the first international competition won by my oil when the Italian
competition opened to the rest of the world in 1999. Since then my oil has
excelled in this important competition over the years, so I am very pleased
that we are on top with these two results!”
extra virgin olive oil
For over 10 years, Morgenster extra virgin
olive oil, grown and produced at the Estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town,
has been rated in significant international competitions as being among the
best olive oils in the world.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil bursts with multiple layers of flavour, the result of a
secret blend of oils from 14 different Italian cultivars grown, extracted and
bottled on the Morgenster Estate.
On the nose, the first whiff is intense
freshly cut grass. By warming the oil slightly with your hand the secondary
aromas of green tomatoes, almonds, artichokes and perhaps even green apples
will become far more evident. On the palate Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive oil presents
medium to intense concentration of fruit flavours with a very clean finish. On
swallowing the oil there is a pleasant bitterness on the roof of the mouth and
a peppery burn down the back of the throat – both characteristics of an
excellent quality oil.
Available from Woolworths, Spar, Pick ‘n
Pay, Checkers and selected fine food establishments at around R110 for 500 ml.
About Morgenster Don
Carlo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Morgenster Don Carlo is a single variety
extra virgin olive oil extracted from a new olive cultivar of the same name.
New to South Africa and harvested for the first time in 2013 at Morgenster
Estate which holds the patented rights to the cultivar, Don Carlo produces a
markedly different olive oil, offering vibrant green tomato and tomato leaf
aromas and flavours. It is a good choice to add to bold flavoured dishes or
ingredients normally enhanced with pepper, as its slightly bitter and peppery
flavour will bring out the very best in them. In Italy, intense extra virgin
olive oil is traditionally poured into hearty, thick bean soups for
Available at selected Woolworths outlets and
delicatessens at around R115 for 500ml.
About L'Orciolo d'Oro
L'Orciolo d'Oro is the foremost olive
oil competition in Italy, open to regular and organic extra virgin oils. It was
originally established as a national competition then opened to international
producers in 1999, when Morgenster became the first South African oil to win a
L’Orciolo d’Oro award. It takes place
under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and is
organised by the Enohobby Club dei Colli Malatestiani with an international
expert jury. L’Orciolo d’Oro derives its name from the Italian term for a large
terracotta urn that in the past was used to store oil and has now become the
competition’s symbolic trophy.
Since 2014 L’Orciolo d’Oro has judged oils from the north and south
hemispheres separately because of different harvesting seasons.
In the 2015 competition, of the 28
awards made in three categories (Intense fruity; Medium fruity; Delicate
fruity), 22 were to oils from Chile, five from South Africa and one from