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Sake Sawanoi Tokyo Kurabito

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Item details

Brewery
Ozawa Shuzō Co.,Ltd
Japanese name
小澤酒造
Sake type
Junmai Ginjō
Prefecture
Tōkyō (東京)
Rice type
Gohyakumangoku (五百万石)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
55%
Alcohol content
15.5%
SMV
+1.0
Acidity
1.9
Amino acid level
n/a
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Sawanoi Tokyo Kurabito (澤乃井東京蔵人) is a junmai ginjōshu brewed according to the traditional kimoto (生酛) method. Ozawa Shuzō describes it as a full-bodied sake with both muscle tone and finesses that open with an earthy koji character and red notes fruit, plum wine, lychee, and yellow apple, and finishes softly spiced. It is best served slightly chilled or at room temperature.

About the brewery:​


Ozawa Brewery is located in the Mitake Valley in Ōme, western Tōkyō, just three minutes from Sawai Station on the JR Ōme Line. The brewery is right beside the banks of the Tama River, in sight of the spectacular Okutama mountains. It was founded in 1702 which makes it one of the oldest breweries in Tōkyō. Sawanoi is the brand name of Ozawa Shuzō, named after the local area of Sawai (沢井).

The brewery offers free tours that last about 45 minutes and include sake tasting. Visitors can see the spring water pouring from vertical holes dug 140 metres into the Chichibu rock formations. Several times a month, the brewery organises English tours (application forms here). The tours take place daily (except Monday, 08:00-17:00). The brewery has its own garden on the banks of the Tamagawa, Sawanoi-en (澤乃井園, Sawanoi Garden), where visitors can sit, eat, enjoy sake and buy souvenirs.
Address
2-770 Sawai, Ōme
Tōkyō 198-0172
Phone
0428-78-8215
Website

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Intensity
Moderate
Very smooth first impression, moderately sweet, with low acidity and pungency and mild fruitiness (apple, plum, lychee). Rich, fragrant body with a slightly spicy finish. Serve chilled.
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Last update
Rating
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Location
〒198-0172 東京都青梅市沢井2丁目770

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