The Feminalise World Wine Competition is a unique concept: All w orld wines are exclusively tasted by professionals or seasoned oenophiles women, including brewers, journalists, chefs, and more. A new category “Nihonshu” (sake) was established this year, where women wine professionals judged sake for the first time. “Mizubasho Junmai Daiginjo” was rewarded with a gold award in this very first endeavor. Nevertheless, the award ceremony is also scheduled to be held in Tokyo next Monday (28th September).
Mizubasho Junmai Daiginjo Premium
Category: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice used: 100% Yamada Nishiki
The Junmai Daiginjo was brewed with a vision of the “ultimate” sake. With a harmony of rice and water and long-preserved skills. The gorgeous aroma is reminiscent of lychee and passion fruits.
A representative from the brewer Nagai Shuzo commented, “My goal is to challenge the world of wine within 25 years and become a market leader. It meant a lot to me to be recognized by professional women in the wine industry this time. I will make use of this golden opportunity to be more eager in exporting the brand of Mizubasho to the whole world.
Founded in 1886, Nagai brewery is located in the north of Gunma prefecture. The brewery’s philosophy is to respect the natural habitat and brew sake with the beauty of nature. They use state-of-the-art facilities and traditional methods and techniques to brew widely loved sake.