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Sake Nambu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai

The Tokubetsu Junmai is one of Nanbu Bijin’s regular sake, made of local Iwate Ginotome sake rice.
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Item details

Brewery
Nanbu Bijin Brewery
Japanese name
㈱南部美人
Sake type
Tokubetsu Junmai
Prefecture
Iwate (岩手)
Rice type
Ginotome (ぎんおとめ)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
55%
Alcohol content
15-16%
SMV
+4
Acidity
1.5
Amino acid level
n/a
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The brewery describes the Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai (南部美人特別純米) as one of its regular sake, made of local Iwate Ginotome sake rice. It has a refreshing aftertaste with a soft/light flavour and delicate umami flavour. In 2017, the Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai won the title "Champion Sake of 2017" at IWC International Wine Challenge, in which 1,245 brands from 390 breweries around the world compete.

IWC tasting notes:

Rich, but refreshing, medium intensity of aromas. Quality rice notes with some floral characters and marshmallows. Velvety texture, subtle. Savoury umami on the mid-palate. Dry, medium+ weight, lasting long.

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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

Nanbu Bijin just getting better!
Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Intensity
Strong
Fruity nose, fruitier than other Tokubetsu Junmai. Very fruity palate (apples and pear) and hints of cereal. Aromatic and rich, well-balanced and rounded. Elegant, smooth finish. Tops the Junmai Ginjo we had last week. Can't wait to compare it to the Junmai Daiginjo waiting in the refrigerator. :)
thomas recommends this item.

Item information

Category
Sake
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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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