“2009 Bunzo Umeshu” won the gold medal at the “17th Feminaries World Wine Competition”
For two days, April 3rd (Monday) and April 4th (Tuesday), 2023, in the liqueur category of the wine competition "2023 17th Feminalise World Wine Competition", which was judged in Beaune, France. Received the Gold Prize in the ``2009 Bunzo'' sake.
This competition has been held since 2007 and is a globally recognized competition that ranks among the top five in France, the home of wine.
Martin, who has been involved in the wine industry for many years, witnessed the economic influence that women have in the global wine market and advocated for a competition judged only by female wine experts.
Currently, this is the only international competition in the world that is judged only by women. It can be said that this is a very rare competition. The reputation of winning items in new and unique wine competitions is increasing year by year.
Every year, about 5,000 items of alcohol from all over the world, including Japan, gather in France.
This year, approximately 600 experienced female wine experts from all over the world, including female sommeliers, female oenologists, female journalists, and female chefs, gathered to evaluate the wines through a rigorous blind tasting process.
Ancient and Beautiful Sake won the gold award in the Japanese sake category in 2021 and the Japanese distilled spirits category in 2022, making this the third consecutive gold award.
2009 Umeshu Bunzo (300ml)
Main ingredients: Rice shochu, plum, rock sugar Alcohol content: 17%
The refreshing scent of ripe plums and the sweetness of apricot kernels melt in your mouth and are very pleasant. Rather than being fruity, it is refreshing with a strong depth of flavor, low alcohol taste, and a long, lingering aftertaste, with a rich flavor and mellow taste.
~Brewmaker Kinoshita Brewery Founded in 1862 Taragi Town, Kumamoto Prefecture~
Kinoshita Brewery is located in Taragi Town, in the upper reaches of the clear Kuma River that runs through the Hitoyoshi Basin. At the same location since its founding, the company has stuck to traditional manufacturing methods and aims to produce shochu with a unique aroma and richness. ``Taragi no Bunzojii,'' which is also sung in a folk song, uses the founder's name ``Bunzo'' as the brand of shochu.
Feminalise World Wine Competition