Prim.Olio, the Ramerino Farm wins the prize Golden droplet 2018. The name of the winner of the competition that rewards the best local oil judged by a commission of expert tasters was announced last night during the dinner at the ancient ship of the Bigallo that from tradition closes the initiatives of Prim.Olio, the exhibition market of extra virgin olive oil organized by the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli which was held in November with its XX edition. ù
Over one hundred and thirty people took part in the evening, most of them representatives of the dozens of oil producing farms in Bagno a Ripoli and its surroundings, and the trade associations, protagonists of the event. The dinner was set up by the Siaf food company with short supply chain products, traditional Tuscan recipes and local extra-virgin olive oil. On the table, ready to be tasted, the oil of the farms participating in Prim.Olio. At the end of the dinner, as usual, the opening of the envelopes containing the names of the winners of the competition took place Golden droplet, divided into two categories: one reserved for the first three oils ripolesi, the other - with only one winner - oil produced by companies outside the municipal boundaries.
To draw up the ranking, the representatives of the National Association of professional tasters of extra virgin olive oil (Anapoo) who judged the oils on the basis of criteria such as "the fruity olive, the balance between the spicy and the sweet, the aromas, the tactile sensation and the aftertaste"As explained by Alessandro Parenti, head of the commission.
First classified among twenty-one competitors, the green gold produced by the Fattoria di Ramerino farm, based in the province of Ripola, on the second step of the podium the farm Reto di Montisoni which is based at the Antella, and finally bronze medal for the farm Chelli Italo based in Lappeggi. The premium for oil produced outside the territory of Ripoli has instead been attributed to the farm Poggio di Montepescoli of Pelago, selected from five competitors. The winners received a plaque of recognition and at the Ramerino Farm was donated by the Municipality a bronze doser in the shape of an olive branch made by the Fonderia Artù of Bagno a Ripoli.
"Prim.Olio grows and becomes more and more a reference point among the Tuscan events dedicated to extra virgin olive oil. To achieve this goal - says the mayor Francesco Casini - it was enough to follow the passion of the many agricultural producers who put their heart in what they do and tell about our territory and its identity with their oil. Companies that achieve extraordinary results at a national and international level, and rank among the main drivers of the local economy and among the fundamental presidia of our landscape ".
"A thank you to all those who took part in the 'Gocciola d'Oro' competition and at the November event - says the councilor for economic development Francesca Cellini -, an important showcase for a product of excellence like our 'green gold' that attracts thousands of people at every edition, highlighting the origin, the chain and the quality of extra-virgin olive oil ".
The evening was an opportunity to pay homage to the artist from Ripoli Marcello Guasti, recently passed away. The mayor has announced that a work by the Maestro, a sculpture depicting a stylized olive tree, will soon be installed in the garden of the "Ponti", a traditional house of the manifestation of Prim.Olio.