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Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō

Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō has a clear crystal colour with a hint of green, rich aromas of green apple and banana with mineral notes, and fresh blue impressions of olive and bamboo. The palate is full, round and sweet

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Sake specs

Prefecture
Mie (三重)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
40%
Alcohol content
16-17%
SMV
+4
Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦)

Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦) has a clear crystal colour with a hint of green, with rich aromas of green apple and banana with mineral notes, and fresh blue impressions of olive and bamboo. The palate is full, round and sweet, with a sharp bitterness at the back of the mouth and a long finish. It is recommended to drink at a cool temperature in wine glasses. Gensaka recommends pairing it with gentle dishes such as simmered turnip and deep-fried tofu, sweet red bean paste, and fish roe, such as ikura pickled in soy sauce.

Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦)Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦)Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦)Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦)Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦)Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦)Gensaka Sakaya Hachibe Junmai Daiginjō (酒屋八兵衛純米大吟醸 山田錦)


Gensaka Brewery, Mie Prefecture

About the brewery

Brewery
Gensaka Shuzō
Name in Japanese
元坂酒造
Address
346-2 Yanagihara, Odai, Taki-gun, Mie 519-2422
Phone
0598-85-0001
Website
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Gensaka Sake Brewing was founded in Odai, Taki-gun, Mie Prefecture, in 1805. Around this time, the cartographer Tadataka Ino embarked on his journey to survey the entire country to produce a map of Japan. Since then, the business has remained in the family, and the current company president, Gensaka Arata, represents the sixth generation to lead the firm.

The company's most famous brand, Sakaya Hachibei (酒屋八兵衛), takes its name from Gensaka Hachibei, the brewery's founder. Most of the rice used to brew this sake is grown locally in Mie Prefecture. The only rice varieties from outside Mie Prefecture that the company uses are Gohyakumangoku rice from Nanto, Toyama Prefecture and Omachi rice from Okayama Prefecture. Around 60% of the company's sake is sold within Mie Prefecture. It is not only available at restaurants and bars but also at hotels and souvenir shops in areas that are popular with tourists, such as Ise-Shima, which was the location for the 2016 G7 Summit. The remaining 40% is distributed outside Mie by shops that specialize in craft sakes. Annual production currently stands at around 900 koku (approx. 162,351 litres). A total of five people are engaged in sake brewing: company president Gensaka Arata, managing director Gensaka Shinpei, and three full-time employees.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Fruity nose of apples, undertones of grass and turpentine; equally fruity flavour with mild acidity and sweetness. Refreshing and spicy finish. White-wine-like qualities.
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Category
Junmai Daiginjō
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
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Location
〒 519-2422 三重県多気郡大台町柳原346-2

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