ABSA Top 10 Award for De Rustica Estate Collection Coratina

In 2013 the ABSA top 5 initiative was born, extending this to 10 exceptional olive oils in 2017. The ABSA top 10 is ranked from the highest-scoring SA Olive Awards medal winners by a team of revered tasters.

Our 2017 winner was our Estate Collection Single cultivar Coratina, Last year (2018) our Estate Collection Single Cultivar Frantoio wrapped up this prestigious award and we could not have been more proud. This year we bring the ABSA top 10 title home with our, Estate Collection Single Cultivar Coratina, and we are bursting with pride, again!

Tasting notes: Coratina

Joop Steenkamp, General Manager, and Precilla Steenkamp, Marketing Manager of De Rustica Estates

Our EVOO is made solely from Coratina olives. The resulting oil is strong, persistent and has a spicy character with hints of fresh grass, artichoke and green tomato.


We produce two categories of extra virgin olive oil, blends, and single cultivars. Our blends are recognized by a feather design in colors of white for delicate, yellow for medium and green for intense. The single cultivar range carries a chrome silver feather design with the cultivar name branded clearly on the dark glass bottle. We set the bar so high with both the blends and single cultivars that we cannot make a recommendation of which one is better. They are all like our children and picking a favorite would be completely unfair.

We spoil you with the choice of selecting your absolute favorite – the same with wine. You can decide to fall in love with our blends or single cultivars, but believe us,  you will fall in love!

We elevate quality to the highest level and devote ourselves to becoming the masters of our craft.

For additional information or photo’s contact:

Precilla Steenkamp at e-mail: precilla@derustica.co.za