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Fukuchō Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjō

Fukuchō Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjō, made of domestic rice grown in Hiroshima Prefecture and milled to 60%, is a dry sake with a soft mouthfeel and a sharp finish.
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Hiroshima (広島)
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Domestic rice (国産米)
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Imada Fukuchō Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjō (富久長 軟水仕込 純米吟醸)

Imada's Fukuchō Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjō (富久長 軟水仕込 純米吟醸) is made of domestic rice grown in Hiroshima Prefecture, milled to 60%. Nansuijikomi (軟水仕込) is a soft water brewing method developed by Miura Senzaburo (三浦仙三郎, 1847-1908) in Hiroshima. Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjō is a dry sake with a soft mouthfeel and a sharp finish.

Read more about the soft water brewing method here.

Imada Fukuchō Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjō (富久長 軟水仕込 純米吟醸) Imada Fukuchō Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjō (富久長 軟水仕込 純米吟醸) Imada Fukuchō Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjō (富久長 軟水仕込 純米吟醸)

About the brewery

Imada Shuzō
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3734 Akitsuchō Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
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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I couldn't find any info on the Nansuijikomi Junmai Ginjo; either this was a limited brew or a unique lot for a restaurant or a restaurant chain. One thing's for sure: it was, unmistakably, a Fukucho, bearing all the telltale features of Imada Miho's craftswomanship: effervescent fruitiness, light body, and an exquisite balance of dryness and ginjoka. Very mild, smooth, and without pretence: Imada's elegant "table sake".

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〒739-2402 広島県東広島市安芸津町三津3734

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