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Sake Urakasumi Sozoro Junmaishu

The Urakasumi Sozoro Junmai is a well-balanced Junmai-shu, with a refreshing yet delicious rice flavour.
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Item details

Brewery
Urakasumi Brewery Saura Co., Ltd.
Japanese name
株式会社佐浦
Sake type
Junmai
Prefecture
Miyagi (宮城)
Rice type
Manamusume (まなむすめ)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
65%
Alcohol content
15-16%
SMV
+2
Acidity
1.3
Amino acid level
n/a
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The Urakasumi Sozoro Junmai (浦霞 そぞろ 純米酒) is a well-balanced Junmai-shu, with a refreshing yet delicious rice flavour. This sake is named after Rui Yoshida (吉田類氏), a TV celebrity who has travelled around Japan to promote sake. The name Sozoro (そぞろ) is taken from a haiku written by Mr Yoshida. He imagined drinking Urakasumi on a pleasure boat between Matsushima and Shiogama and enjoying the spectacular view of Matsushima under the moonlit sky.

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About the brewery

Saura Brewery is located in Shiogama City in Miyagi Prefecture. The first generation of the Saura family, Tomiemon Saura, initially operated a koji manufacturing business, but he began brewing sake in 1724. Later, the brewery provided sake to Shiogama Shrine, the oldest shrine in Oshu with a history of over 1000 years, which was revered by Date Masamune, Sendai's feudal lord and head of the Date clan. Since then, Urakasumi has been brewing this sacred sake called Omiki. Initially, sake was brewed under brand names such as "Yakumo," "Tomimasamune," and "Miyagiichi." However, the phrase "Urakasumi" was chosen from an ancient poem written by Minamoto no Sanetomo in the early 13th century describing the beauty of spring's arrival in Shiogama Bay. The brewery is now run by Saura Kōichi (佐浦弘一) in the 13th generation.

Brewery tours are available on weekdays but need to be reserved one week in advance.

The brewery has received countless national and international awards (more information in Japanese here).
Address
2-19 Motomachi, Shiogama, Miyagi, 985-0052
Phone
022-362-4165
Website

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Intensity
Moderate
Fruity nose (green apples), reminiscent of Grüner Veltliner. Light body with slight acidity, elegant and well-balanced. Slightly spicy finish. Very delicious. We had it chilled, but it is also recommended at room temperature or heated.
thomas recommends this item.

Item information

Category
Sake
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Reviews
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Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒985-0052 宮城県塩竈市本町2-19

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