Seipasa, the Spanish company specializing in the development and formulation of biopesticides, biostimulants and fertilizers for agriculture, sponsored the 18th edition of Ecotrama, the International Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. Organised by Ecovalia and the Diputación de Córdoba (Provincial Council of Cordoba), Ecotrama was held on Saturday 6 April in Montoro, Cordoba (Spain).
Cortijo Spíritu Santo won the highest award of Ecotrama 2019, recognised with the special prize ‘Premio Especial Diputación de Córdoba’. The jury highlighted its "intense aroma of freshly cut grass and olive leaf" together with some shades of green tomato, raisin and banana peel.
The prize for the Best ‘Frutado Verde’ was awarded to Esencial Olive Ecológico, while Cortijo el Puerto received the distinction for the Best ‘Frutado Maduro’. Also, In this 18th edition of Ecotrama a total of three medals were awarded. 12 tasters of international prestige were in charge of testing, analysing and evaluating the 80 participating samples.
Seipasa's Chief Marketing Officer, Juan Manual López, highlighted Seipasa's commitment to the organic extra virgin olive oil sector. "Seipasa's commitment is to all producers who use natural technology to improve the quality of their crops and raise the level of their production in the market. Ecotrama is a great example of the excellent work carried out by organic oil mills. Here are the best organic extra virgin olive oils in the world and our wish is to continue promoting and developing the sector in all markets".
The president of Ecovalia, Álvaro Barrera, claimed that organic production is experiencing a "sweet" moment thanks to Ecotrama and highlighted the importance of an event that recognises "the best organic oils in the world". For his part, the technical director of Ecotrama, José María Penco, said that "the competition has gone further, both in terms of samples and quality". He also insisted that the evolution of the event "has been parallel to that of the organic sector".
The 18th edition of Ecotrama had the collaboration of the Ayuntamiento de Montoro (Montoro City Council) and the Asociación Española de Municipios del Olivo (Spanish Association of Olive Tree Municipalities). The winning oils will receive the prize on 6 June in Madrid, coinciding with the celebration of the Organic Food Iberia.