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Sake Imada Fukucho Cosmos Junmai Ginjo

A typical hiyaoroshi autumn sake, refreshing with a crisp finish.
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Item details

Brewery
Imada Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Japanese name
株式会社 今田酒造本店
Sake type
Junmai Ginjō
Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Kōjimai 50%, kakimai 60%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+7/+8
Acidity
1.4
Amino acid level
n/a
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The Fukuchō Akisakura (Cosmos) Hiyaoroshi (富久長 秋櫻 コスモス純米吟醸酒 ひやおろし) is a Junmai Ginjō with calm taste, a refreshing ginjō aroma and a crisp finish. It is a typical autumn sake. The brewery recommends serving it at room temperature, not too cold.

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About the brewery:

Imada Brewery is located in Akitsu, Higashi-Hiroshima, facing the Seto Inland Sea and was founded in 1868. Hiroshima is one of Japan's top regions of sake production, the prefecture ranks among the top six in terms of annual sake production. The region is famous for its soft water and its smooth sake with a solid, lively fragrance. The brewery is run in the fifth generation by Imada Miho (今田美穂), one of the few female tōji (brewmaster) in Japan. She learned the trade from her father, Imada Yukinao but also enrolled in the National Research Institute of Brewing and later graduated from Meiji University's law faculty. After working for the cultural activities section in a Tokyo department store, she returned to Hiroshima and took over the brewery. Hiroshima is renowned for its ginjō-style sake varieties with their beautiful fragrances and refined flavour. Imada Miho has continued and perfected the art of ginjō: in 2017 her Fukucho ginjō won the platinum award for Junmai sake at Kura Master 2017, an annual contest selecting the best sakes from over 550 sake brands across Japan. Imada also experimented with heirloom rice varieties that had been out of use for centuries, created her own hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with white kōji.

More info on Imada Brewery:


Address
3734 Akitsucho Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
Phone
0846-45-0003
Website

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Intensity
Moderate
This wasn't our first Fukucho, however, the Cosmos convinced us that Imada Miho deserves her accolades. The Akisakura is a hiyaoroshi, an autumn sake, made in spring that has matured over the summer. It has a sublimely fruity nose reminiscent of pineapple with floral notes. Fruity and umami, it has a crisp and mildly sour finish. A marvellous autumn brew.
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Item information

Category
Sake
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Views
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒739-2402 広島県東広島市安芸津町三津3734

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