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Imada Fukuchō Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki

The signature sake of the Imada Brewery: gorgeous aroma and fruity taste, sharp and crisp finish.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Kōjimai 50%, kakemai 60%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+2
Acidity
1.3
Fukuchō Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦)

Fukuchō Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦) is the signature sake of Imada Brewery. It is characterised by a gorgeous aroma and fruity taste. The finish is sharp and crisp, making it a favourite for beginners. It is also recommended to pair it with fresh seafood.

Fukuchō Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦) Fukucho Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦) Fukuchō Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦)

2019 edition:

Imada Fukuchō Junmai Ginjō Yamadanishiki Sōshibori Muroka Genshu (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦 槽しぼり 無濾過原酒) is the unfiltered version made of Yamadanishiki rice milled to 58%. Alcohol content: 16%, SMV: +3.0, acidity: 1.3.

Fukuchō Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦) 2019 Fukuchō Junmai Ginjō Yamada Nishiki (富久長 純米吟醸 山田錦) 2019

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
Exquisite, fruity nose, moderate sweetness. It is smooth and slightly sparkling and dissolves into an elegant umami taste, dry and moderately astringent on the palate. A culinary firework!
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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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