― A Total of Four Products Win the Silver Medal ―
Suntory Wine International Limited’s Tomi No Oka Red 2013 and Japan Premium Tsugaru Sauvignon Blanc 2015 have won the Gold Medal in the Japan Wine Competition 2016. Four products were also awarded the Silver Medal and three were awarded the Bronze Medal.
This is the first Gold Medal for Tomi No Oka Red and the second for the Japan Premium district series,Tsugaru.
Suntory Wine International Limited believes these awards are greatly significant because they represent a high evaluation of its past efforts in winemaking.
● The Japan Wine Competition
This competition is aimed at improving the quality and recognition of Japanese wine made from domestic grapes, and also enhancing the image of each production district and the individuality and prestige of Japanese wine. This year’s competition was the fourteenth, and the judging took place from July 21st (Thu.) to 22nd (Fri.).
<Characteristics of the award-winning wines>
● Suntory Tomi No Oka Winery Tomi No Oka Red 2013
This wine is made entirely from grapes produced at the Tomi no Oka Winery. It is unique for its pleasantly balanced fragrance combining the scent of the barrels with blackberries and other black fruits, as well as the gentle tannin flavor.
● Suntory Japan Premium Tsugaru Sauvignon Blanc 2015
This wine is made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc grapes cultivated in the Tsugaru region of Aomori Prefecture, which is renowned for its cool climate and volcanic ash soil from Mount Iwaki. It has an invigorating fragrance that resembles grapefruit, a fresh acidity, and the perfect amount of citrus fruit sweetness.
●Suntory Japanese Wine