Suntory Wine International’s “Tomi No Oka Koshu 2017”, a “Japanese wine” made entirely from domestic grapes, has won the Platinum medal at the “Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019”. Marking the first time that Suntory Wine International has won the Platinum medal, the award was also the only one given this year to a wine from Asia, including Japan.
DWWA was established in 2004. With more than 10,000 wines submitted each year, it is the world’s largest wine competition. Ranked alongside events such as the “International Wine Challenge (IWC)”, DWWA is among the most influential of international wine competitions.
Suntory Wine International is extremely honored to receive this award that recognizes the activities and high quality of the company’s wine-making to date. The company will continue to share the allure of Japanese wine with customers while seeking to create greater value and broader recognition.
• About “Tomi No Oka Koshu 2017”
“Tomi No Oka” is the Tomi No Oka Winery’s namesake brand, a product of winemaker skill and passion. Made entirely from grapes grown in the company’s own vineyards located inside the winery, Tomi No Oka is highly regarded for its quality both nationally and internationally. “Tomi No Oka Koshu 2017” is distinctive for the fruity aroma of apples and pears it combines with the refreshing herbal aroma of mint and chamomile. A pleasing acidity is followed by a hint of Koshu’s distinctive astringency, giving this dry white wine a crisp flavor.
• About the “Decanter World Wine Awards”
DWWA was established in London in 2004 by UK wine magazine “Decanter”. With more than 10,000 wines submitted each year, it is the world’s largest wine competition. Judges consist of wine experts that include winemakers, wine journalists, and holders of a “Master of Wine” credential, said to be the world’s most difficult wine credential to attain. The wines are evaluated multiple times by the judges using a “blind tasting” format that keeps the wines’ labels concealed throughout the tasting.
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