Seville, Spain
25 March 2019
Hotel Becquer, 4 Reyes Catolicos, Seville, Spain

Savantes believes that a better understanding and appreciation of the flavours of extra virgin olive oil from varietals from different regions will make the industry more efficient by:

  1. Fostering respect for products from different regions around the world
  2. Improving the correct classification of olive oils by panels
  3. Reducing the perception of defects which are different expressions of flavour by varietals
  4. Increasing the number of Savante participants who achieve Savante status.

To encourage broader knowledge of varietals, Savantes will hold a day of tasting varietals presented by Savantes, Associate Savantes and Savante Producer/Suppliers from the relevant regions.
Presentations will be in English.

Programme 25 March 2019


Session 1


Welcome and Revision of the Savantes Flavour Assessment Method
Alignment with the same taste method and descriptors

Session 2 


Tasting the Classic Varietals from Main Producing Regions
Spain - Picual, Arbequina, Hojiblanca, Cornicabra

Italy – Coratina, Frantoio, Leccino, Nocellara
Greece – Koroneiki, Kalamon
Portugal – Galega, Cobrancosa
France – L’Aglandau, Salonenque, Picholine

Session 3

Classic Varieties from Other Regions
Tunisia – Chemlali, Chetoui
Jordan – Nabali
Argentina – Arauco
USA – Mission
Australia – Corregiolo



Session 4 

New, Heritage and Rarer Varieties
Italy – Olivastra, Tonda Iblei, Ogliarola, Biancolila, Cerasuola
Spain – Arroniz, Blanqueta, Changlot Real, Lechin
Croatia -

Session 5

Varieties Grown in The Southern Hemisphere
Frantoio, Leccino, Coratina, Corregiolo, Nevadillo Blanco
Picual, Arbequina, Hojiblanca
Koroneiki, Kalamata



Selection of Presenters and Varietals

Register your interest in presenting varietals from your region. You will be required to provide up to 4 x 500ml bottles of each certified extra virgin olive oil varietal to be presented. Priority will be given to Savantes, Associate Savantes and Savante Producer/Suppliers.

NB. Selected Presenters will still need to Register for the Varietals Day and be responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Register Here

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the region and varietals you wish to present.