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Imada Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Yamada Nishiki

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

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Sake specs

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)

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: 16-26.9%, 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

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
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 terms of annual sake production. The region is famous for its soft water and its 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 Tokyo 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 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.

More info on Imada Brewery:

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Exquisite and fruity nose, moderate sweetness. It is smooth and slightly sparkling and dissolves into an elegant umami taste, dry and moderately astringent on the palate. This is like a culinary firework!
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〒739-2402 広島県東広島市安芸津町三津3734

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