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Kizakura Junmai Ginjō

Kizakura Junmai Ginjō, created from the Kizakura flower yeast, has a refreshing sweetness and a gentle taste with a slightly lower alcohol content of 12%.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Kyōto (京都)
Rice type
Koshihikari (越光)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
12%
SMV
-8
Acidity
1.2
Amino acid level
1.1
Kizakura Junmai Ginjō (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら)

Kizakura Junmai Ginjō (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら) has a gorgeous aroma and is made with kizakura (cherry blossom) flower yeast. 'Kizakura' is a double-petalled cherry tree with large flowers and 10-15 petals that bloom from mid-April to early May. Hundreds of flowers were collected two to three days after full bloom to harvest the yeast fungus. Kizakura Junmai Ginjō, created from the Kizakura flower yeast, has a refreshing sweetness and a gentle taste with a slightly lower alcohol content of 12%.


2020 edition:

Kizakura Junmai Ginjō (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら) Kizakura Junmai Ginjō (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら)


2021 edition:

Kizakura Junmai Ginjō (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら) Kizakura Junmai Ginjō (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら) Kizakura Junmai Ginjō (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら)

About the brewery

Brewery
Kizakura Shuzō
Name in Japanese
黄桜酒造
Address
53 Yokoōji Shimomisukajiwarachō, Fushimi Ward, Kyōto, 612-8242
Phone
075-644-4488
Website
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Kizakura Shuzō is a major sake brewery in Yokoōji, Fushimi in Kyōto. It was founded in 1925 as a branch of another Fushimi brewery named Sawaya (現). It mainly manufactures sake under the "Kizakura" brand, but in recent years has also been involved in the production and sale of beer and the management of restaurants.

The company name derives from the founders' fondness for yellow cherry blossoms (a cherry tree with pale greenish-white flowers). The company's mascot is a kappa drawn by cartoonist Shimizu Kon (since 1974, after Shimizu's death, cartoonist Kojima Isao has been in charge of the design). Until 2006, the company's name was Kizakura Shuzō, the following year; it was changed to the current name without the 'Shuzo' to broaden the scope of expansion beyond sake.

The Kizakura breweries are at the Fushimi head office in Kyōto and Tamba, Hyōgo. A small brewery was attached to the directly managed restaurant opened at the Mediage in Daiba, Minato, Tōkyō, but closed along with the restaurant in September 2009. The sparkling sake produced by the Tamba Brewery with black beans won a Bronze medal at the International Beer Competition 2013.

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Sweet nose with floral notes. Clear and lime-yellow in appearance. Light body, smooth texture, aroma of dried fruits and herbs, slight acidity and a short, mild finish. Very mellow and ideal food sake we paired with sashimi and boiled tofu.

Kizakura Junmai Ginjō Hanakizakura (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら)


Kizakura Junmai Ginjō Hanakizakura (黄桜 純米吟醸 花きざくら)
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Category
Junmai Ginjō
Added by
JREF
Views
1,228
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒612-8242 京都府京都市伏見区横大路下三栖梶原町53

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