Last week we presented our amazing results from the Australian International Olive Awards where we took home a swag of top honours with our Bundara View Koroneiki. Scroll down for a comprehensive recap. Or check out our online store to purchase this limited oil…….Australia’s Best!
That wasn’t our only entry into the show, in fact we entered 11 oils and claimed 4 gold medals. Gold medals were awarded to our Masons Creek Estate Blend, Masons Creek Corregiola, Mt Moriac Estate Spanish and of course the Bundara View Koroneiki.
Our Masons Creek Estate blend is a 50/50 of Frantoio and Corregiola, with judges describing it
"Fresh, clean, moderately intense aroma of green almonds, lemon, eucalyptus, cut grass, hay and cinnamon. Good transfer with sweet notes of tropical fruit and ripe banana in the mouth. Texture is well rounded and balanced. Harmonious, complex, and multidimensional. Moderate bitterness and building chilli pungency. Good persistence."
The single varietal of Corregiola presented a completely different flavour profile.
"Fresh savoury aromas. Green banana, peppermint, green tea, sweet almond, green apple, green bean, and banana cake mix. Transfers well with additional chestnut, potato, Greek basil, lavender, and sorrel. Clean creamy full mouthfeel. Green peppercorn heat that lingers with robust red chilli pungency. Complex and harmonious with long lingering green finish. A combination of fruity, nutty, herbal, and spicy elements that create a diverse and harmonious tasting experience."
Our Mt Moriac Spanish is a blend of Picual and Arbequina and has been one of our most popular oils for a long period of time.
"A vibrant fragrant nose of dark leafy greens, fig leaf, tomato vine, tomato, sweet apple, and celery transfers to an equally interesting palate with satsuma plum, pear, coconut, green leaves, and citrus blossom that is harmonious and balanced. Lovely mouthfeel. Lingering chilli peppercorn heat that evenly builds with a generous complexity and smooth finish."
It’s easy to feel a little underwhelmed with a gold medal after taking out so many trophies with our Koroneiki, but we are still very pleased with these results. It shows that we are producing great oils consistently across a number of the different groves we manage in different areas of the Greater Geelong Region.