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Masía El Altet extra virgin olive oil, produced on this estate situated between the natural parks of the Font Roja and La Sierra de Mariola, inland in the northern part of the province of Alicante, has received more than 300 prizes since the Petit family began production in 2006. For this reason, many specialists have no hesitation in classing it as the best extra virgin olive oil in the world.
Among the prizes awarded to extra virgin olive oil, which have been awarded to this extra virgin olive oil, is to be found perhaps that of greatest international renown which is the First Prize, Masía El Altet High Quality at the International Olive Council, (Mario Salinas), IOC, a recognition which olive oil producers from all over the world pursue in earnest. Following that is the first prize awarded in EXPOLIVA, Jaén.
The list of prizes is neverending. The oils produced and marketed by Masía El Altet have been awarded prizes in practically each and every one of the contests in which it has participated, be it at national or international level.
To name but a few examples, we could highlight the Gold Medal and Best of Class obtained in the International Contest held in the North-American city of Los Angeles where more than 700 references are presented and in which the quality of extra virgin olive oils is rewarded, considered second in importance to the aforementioned International Oil Council.
We could also list other prizes of great impact such as the very prestigious World Ranking Extra Virgin Olive Oil in which Masía El Altet as an enterprise claimed first prize. In the same contest, Masía El Altet High End obtained first prize, followed by Masía El Altet Premium in 4th position, Masía El Altet Special Selection in 9th and Masía El Altet High Quality in 15th.
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There can, therefore, be no doubt that the bottles of High Quality, Premium, Special Selection, and High End extra virgin olive oil have crossed over borders and have conquered the nose and palate of the best oil tasters in the world.
And what is the secret of this success? It is obvious that there is no one single factor but many and they are all connected. First of all, we can mention the location of the olive groves. Approximately 14,000 trees in a unique soil and setting , olive trees that grow at an altitude of about 800 metres with harsh winters and warm summers.
Secondly, we have the perfect harmony that exists between the different varieties of olive: that of Picual and Arbequina added to other native varieties such as Alfafarenca, Blanqueta and Genovesa. Thirdly, the great care taken of each and every olive that grows on the thousands of branches in the olive grove. They are only picked at the perfect moment of ripening.
Fourthly, we have to highlight the passion that the Petit family has demonstrated in restoring the traditions of this area in the north of the province of Alicante, the capital of which is Alcoy, and the knowledge demonstrated in combining them with the most modern technology to obtain the best extra virgin olive oil in the world.
By bringing together all of these elements, it is possible to obtain a sublime extra virgin olive oil, award-winning in hundreds of contests, praised by the most prestigious chefs in the world and endorsed by the most discerning consumers who wish to experience on their palate the taste of an extra virgin olive oil which is unique and inimitable.