Portuguese wines awarded in Japan
6 March 15
The competition Sakura Japan Womens Wine Awards attributed 36 medals to Portuguese wines
The Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards, the largest wine competition in Japan, is an international wine challenge whose panel of judges is composed exclusively of female wine experts (sommeliers, chefs, wine journalists and trade). In the second edition of this competition participated 2900 wines and only 1223 were awarded. The Wines of Portugal obtained 7 Double Gold medals (maximum tender premium), 16 Gold medals and 13 Silver medals. The Double Gold medals were distributed to the follow regions: Dão with the wines Tinta Roriz (2006) and Jaén (2007) of the Quinta Lemos winemaker; Douro with the Port wines called Quinta do Bom Retiro 20 years and Port Reccua Tawny and HO-Book (2012), of the winemakers Douro Ramos, Puerto Reccua Vinhos SA and Horta Osorio, respectively; Madeira with Madeira Tinta Negra Wine Harvest (1997) of the Tinta Negra winemaker; and Minho with the wine Soalheiro (2014) of the Albariño winemaker. The rigorous and numerous jury panel, made up of over 300 female judges, selects wines which appeal to women. The competition Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards had collaboration with Foodex Japan, the largest fair of food and wine in the country. Check out the full list of winners here.