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Fukumitsuya Kagatobi Yukijunmai Organic

Fukumitsuya Kagatobi Yukijunmai Organic is made of domestic organic rice grown by contract farmers in Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Ishikawa (石川)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
65%
Alcohol content
14%
SMV
+4
Acidity
1.5
Fukumitsuya Kagatobi Yukijunmai Organic (加賀鳶 有機純米)

Fukumitsuya Kagatobi Yukijunmai Organic (加賀鳶 有機純米) is made of domestic organic rice and milled to 65%. The brewery has been working with contract farmers since 2005 to grow organic rice and has obtained strict organic certification for the sake in Japan, the USA and the EU. Kagatobi Yukijunmai has a gentle aroma of steamed rice and a good balance of sweetness and acidity. Recommended food pairings are sesame tofu, soy milk pot, hot pot, shabu-shabu (with sesame sauce), grilled red sea bream, grilled vegetables, and grilled chicken.

Organic certification

To be classified as JAS-certified organic, agricultural products must be grown in designated fields without pesticides and organic fertilisers for at least three years. From rice washing to bottling, the brewing process must be carried out in a processing plant that meets the organic certification standards. In the certification process, inspectors from the certification body visit the farmland and the processing plant directly and conduct a rigorous on-site inspection, which must be carried out once a year to continue the certification. Only after these strict conditions are met can organic certification be granted.


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About the brewery

Brewery
Fukumitsuya Brewery
Name in Japanese
福光屋
Address
2-8-3 Ishibiki, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0935
Phone
076-223-1161
Website
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Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery is located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. It was founded in 1625. The culture of Kanazawa flourished during the Edo period when the capital of Kaga Province became famous for its craftsmanship in kimono, gold beating, lacquer craft and ceramics. The town, surrounded by the sea and mountains, has also enjoyed rich food culture. Today, it is known as a modern city with a history of old traditional Japanese culture appreciated to this day. Fukumitsuya is known as a junmai-gura, a brewery specialising in junmai sake.

The Kagatobi label (加賀鳶) derives from the firefighters of Kaga (modern-day Ishikawa Prefecture) who served at the domain's Edo residence. They conveyed an image of strength and resilience and were highly skilled but short-tempered, qualities that made them popular among the population of Edo. Kagatobi is made of high-quality sake rice and the local groundwater; its variety of tastes is reminiscent of the Kaga firefighters.

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The market for organic sake is still relatively small but expected to grow in the years to come. Fukumitsuya's organic junmai sake meets the strict criteria for organic certification in Japan, the USA and the EU. Only the future can tell whether this will constitute a unique selling point, like kosher certifications. Kagatobi Yukijunmai has a soft mouthfeel, a lavish flavour and a rich, full-bodied taste.
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Category
Junmai
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Location
〒920-0935 石川県金沢市石引2丁目8−3

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