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Daishinshu Junmai Daiginjo Nama Sparkling

Daishinshū Junmai Daiginjō Nama Sparkling is a seasonal sparkling sake made of Hitogokochi rice grown in Nagano and milled to 49%. It has a refined, dry taste and fine sparkling quality.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Nagano (長野)
Rice type
Hitogokochi (ひとごこち)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
49%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+5.0
Acidity
1.5
Daishinshū Junmai Daiginjō Nama Sparkling (大信州 純米大吟醸 スパークリング)

Daishinshū Junmai Daiginjō Nama Sparkling (大信州 純米大吟醸 スパークリング) is a seasonal sparkling sake made of Hitogokochi rice grown in Nagano and milled to 49%. It has a refined, dry taste and fine sparkling quality. Over time, gas builds up, giving it a delightful fizzy sensation. It is a sparkling nigori sake that can best be described as Japanese champagne.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Daishinshū Shuzō
Name in Japanese
大信州酒造
Address
2380 Shimadachi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-0852
Phone
0263-47-0895
Website
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Daishinshū Brewery is located in western Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. It was founded in 1948 by merging several regional sake breweries. In 1972, Daishinshū established a brewing facility in Nagano City (豊野蔵 Toyonogura) but moved bottling and shipping to Matsumoto. In the 1990s, the brewery gradually increased the production of premium sake. In the 2000s, Daishinshū focused on unfiltered, unprocessed, once-pasteurised (無濾過原酒・一回火入れ muroka genshu ichikai-hiire) sake and earned a reputation for high-quality sake.

Even in the days when Daishinshū brewed sake in Toyono, the brewing water was drawn from a well located on the premises in Matsumoto. Before moving all operations to Matsumoto, the groundwater was transported over 100 kilometres to Nagano City. The new brewery is a steel-framed two-story building with a total floor area of approximately 1,500 square meters and was completed in 2020.

Daishinshū uses rice produced and milled by contracted farmers in Nagano Prefecture. There are currently ten farmers producing Hitogokochi and Kinmonnishiki. Kinmonnishiki has a mild and soft flavour and is used for the brewery's top line.

In 2022, Daishinshū introduced several membership types to increase its fan base. For an annual membership fee of 40,000 JPY, members receive two 720-ml bottles of specially prepared sake twice a year and can purchase seasonal items at discounted prices. There will be tasting events, rice planting and harvesting events, and special sake brewery tours in the future.

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Colour / hue
Colourless
Clarity
Cloudy
Disclaimer: it is not (very) hazardous to indulge in Daishinshu's sparkling sake. ;) Although the brewery indeed cautions their customers, providing plenty of instructions on how to open it correctly. The brewery store sells ice picks to release the gas accumulated in the bottle (see the video above). Once you perforate the cap, the escaping gas will intermix the sake and the lees, turning its colour milky. We used the cork driver on a Swiss Army knife, which worked flawlessly. The bottle has a spare cap to be placed once the original cap is removed. (Believe me, you won't need it, as this is a sake you won't keep overnight.)

Daishinshu's sparkling sake is a sought-after product, as we could witness in the brewery store. It is slightly effervescent, mild and subdued in taste, with refreshing acidity. It has a citric flavour and is not sweet. Elegant and vivifying.

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Category
Junmai Daiginjō
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Views
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Reviews
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Last update
Rating
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Location
〒390-0852 長野県松本市島立2380

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