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Sake Nambu Bijin Junmai Ginjo

Very pleasant ginjo aroma, with a hint of sweetness and a slight sharpness, gentle, clean and elegant.
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Item details

Brewery
Nanbu Bijin Brewery
Japanese name
㈱南部美人
Sake type
Junmai Ginjō
Prefecture
Iwate (岩手)
Rice type
Miyama Nishiki (美山錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
55%
Alcohol content
15-16%
SMV
+5
Acidity
1.5
Amino acid level
n/a
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The brewery describes the Nanbu Bijin Junmai Ginjō (南部美人純米吟醸) as its mainstay, along with its Tokubetsu Junmai. It has a pleasant ginjō aroma, with a hint of sweetness and goodness from the rice. It is also sharp, gentle, clean and elegant. It is a perfect match for elegant Japanese cuisine.

The kōji is made of Ginotome sake rice (milled down to 50%), the kakemai is made of Miyamanishiki sake rice (50% polished). Made with subsoil water from Orizumebasenkyo in Iwate Prefectural Natural Park (water of low to medium calcium content) and M310 yeast.

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About the brewery:

Nanbu Bijin Brewery is located in Ninohe City, Iwate Prefecture and was founded in 1902. At that time, the head of the local Kuji family operated a soy sauce brewery business. Kuji Sueta established the first sake brewery in Ninohe based on the same technologies as the soy sauce brewery. The first production volume of sake was estimated at 7.5 kg and was produced with water pulled from Takeuchi Shrine. In 2001, the company was renamed from Kuji Brewery to its current name, Nanbu Bijin (南部美人). "Nanbu Bijin" means "southern beauty" and refers to the beauty of the Ninohe region. The brewery's motto is to "brew sake that makes people smile like bright sunshine".

On 25 January 2019, the brewery acquired a vegan certification after acquiring a kosher certification in 2013. All of the brewery's overseas exports now carry a vegan certification, the world's first vegan-certified Japanese sake worldwide.
Address
Kamicho 13, Fukuoka, Ninohe-shi, Iwate 028-6101
Phone
0195-23-3133
Website

Latest reviews

A dream of a Junmai Ginjo!
Colour / hue
Gold
Clarity
Clear
Intensity
Moderate
This bottle was our second sake from Nanbu Bijin, and it hasn't disappointed - on the contrary. Very fruity nose with sweet overtones, mild and elegant body, sweet with a tender creaminess, mildly spicy finish. It took some effort not to finish this bottle in one sitting. We are very fond of the brewery and have more of their sake varieties in the pipeline.
thomas recommends this item.
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Reviews
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Last update
Rating
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Location
〒028-6101 岩手県二戸市福岡字上町13

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