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Fukuchō Hattansō Satake Series Genkei

Fukuchō Hattansō Genkei is part of Imada's Satake Series. Satake developed Japan’s first rice milling machine that produces a clean, clear flavour without overmilling the rice. Genkei milling produces oval rice.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Hattansō (八反草)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Kōjimai 50%, kakemai 60%
Alcohol content
15%
Fukuchō Hattansō Satake Genkei (富久長 八反草 サタケシリーズ GENKEI)

Fukuchō Hattansō Genkei (富久長 八反草 サタケシリーズ GENKEI) is part of Imada's Satake Series. Satake developed Japan's first rice milling machine in Higashihiroshima City that produces a clean, clear flavour without overmilling the rice. "Henpei milling" mills the rice in a flat shape, while "Genkei milling" produces oval rice close to the original grain shape. Henpei and Genkei illustrate the difference between these different milling styles. Read more about Genkei and Henpei on Origin Sake.

Genkei is the result of the soft-water brewing method established by Miura Senzaburo (三浦仙三郎) and the rice-polishing technology created by Satake. Satake's state-of-the-art milling machines achieve the same protein reduction rate at 60% milling rate as the conventional method at 40%. Each bottle is carefully pasteurised and stored to preserve the unique flavour of the freshly pressed sake.

Label artwork: Kawai Yutaka

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About the brewery

Brewery
Imada Shuzō
Name in Japanese
今田酒造
Address
3734 Akitsuchō Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
Phone
0846-45-0003
Website
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Imada Brewery is located in Akitsu, Higashi-Hiroshima, facing the Seto Inland Sea and was founded in 1868. Hiroshima is one of Japan's top regions of sake production; the prefecture ranks among the top six in annual sake production. The region is famous for its soft water and smooth sake with a solid, lively fragrance. The brewery is run in the fifth generation by Imada Miho (今田美穂), one of the few female tōji (brewmaster) in Japan. She learned the trade from her father, Imada Yukinao but also enrolled in the National Research Institute of Brewing and later graduated from Meiji University's law faculty. After working for the cultural activities section in a Tōkyō department store, she returned to Hiroshima and took over the brewery. In 2020, the BBC included her in their list of the world's 100 influential women of the year.

Hiroshima is renowned for its ginjō-style sake varieties with beautiful fragrances and refined flavour. Imada Miho has continued and perfected the art of ginjō: in 2017, her Fukuchō ginjō won the platinum award for Junmai sake at Kura Master 2017, an annual contest selecting the best sakes from over 550 sake brands across Japan. Imada also experimented with heirloom rice varieties that had been out of use for centuries, created her hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with white kōji.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
The Genkei is part of Fukucho's "Satake series", for which the brewery uses a cutting-edge rice miller that removes proteins and lipids while polishing the rice down to only 60 per cent, a procedure that would traditionally require a milling rate of 40 per cent. Therefore, the Satake milling allows the Hattansou rice to keep its natural flavour. The Genkei is full-bodied and refreshing. It has a fruity nose (pear, apple, pineapple) with a hint of gentle sweetness. It has a pleasant crispness and is slightly effervescent, like most Fukucho sake. Clean finish with a sour tingle.

Fukucho Hattanso Satake Series Genkei
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Category
Junmai Ginjō
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Location
〒739-2402 広島県東広島市安芸津町三津3734

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