Recently, the winners of the 2020 Japan Sakura Women's Wine Awards were announced, and the 2014 FINCA EL RUBIO, entered by Marques del Atrio of Spain, took the Double Gold Medal, the top prize of the award.
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The Sakura Women"s Wine Awards were established in 2013 by Ms. Yumi Tanabe, founder of the Japan Wine and Spirits Culture Association, for wines available in the Japanese market, and the judges are all women. According to the report, the 2020 Japan Sakura Women's Wine Awards include 4,333 wines from 29 countries, and 560 female professionals from the Japanese wine industry are on the judging panel.
The Dukes of Aio is one of the top three wine producers in the Rioja region of Spain, founded in 1899 by Ollegario Rivero. The 2014 vintage of FINCA EL RUBIO is made from Tempranillo and Graciano grapes and is classified as D.O.Ca. Rioja. Only 9,999 bottles were produced, and each bottle is numbered on the label, which is inspired by Chinese celadon. According to Jorge Levello, the fifth generation of the Levello family and Director of Sales of Château d'Eau, this wine perfectly embodies the values of Château d'Eau: quality, craftsmanship and respect for the centuries-old heritage.
It is understood that the wines produced by Chateau Aeolus include dry red, dry white, sweet white, sparkling wine and rosé, with an annual output of 23 million bottles, which are exported to more than 40 countries such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Russia and Japan, etc. In 2015, Zhang Yu acquired 75% of the shares of Chateau Aeolus for 26.25 million euros. In April this year, Zhang Yu decided to increase its stake in Chateau d'Eau to 90% with an additional 15% stake in cash for €5.25 million.