- Hiroshima (広島)
- Rice type
- Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Kōjikome 50%, kakemai 60%
- Alcohol content
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.
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: 16-26.9%, SMV: +3.0, acidity: 1.3.
About the brewery
- Imada Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
- Name in Japanese
- 株式会社 今田酒造本店
- 3734 Akitsucho Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
Official website of Imada Sake Brewing Company, makers of the Fukucho brand since 1868. Situated in Akitsu, Hiroshima, a small port town facing the tranquil waters of the Seto Inland Sea, we are a small and traditional brewery with just seven members of staff. Despite being an old brewery, each...fukucho.jp
Hiroshima is renowned for its ginjō-style sake varieties with their beautiful fragrances and refined flavour. Imada Miho has continued and perfected the art of ginjō: in 2017 her Fukucho 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 own hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with white kōji.
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In the birthplace of of the refined ginjo style of sake, Miho Imada is carrying on a tradition of brewing beautifully fragrant and richly-flavored ginjo sake that are to be enjoyed as one of life’s daily pleasures.