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Makkō Junmai Ginjō Namagenshu

Makkō Junmai Ginjō Namagenshu is fruity and juicy, like biting into a whole apple. The rice has a unique flavour, creating a soft, floral aroma and a lingering aftertaste typical of Fushimi sake.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Kyōto (京都)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
55%
Alcohol content
16%
SMV
+3
Acidity
1.3
Makkō Junmai Ginjō Namagenshu (真向 純米吟醸 生原酒)

Makkō Junmai Ginjō Namagenshu (真向 純米吟醸 生原酒) is made of Iwai (祝 "celebration") rice planted and harvested by the Kyōto Sake Grove Association (京都酒林会 Kyōto Sakebayashi-kai). The Takamiya Farm (高宮農園) in Fushimi initiated the project with the supportcal residents and other volunteers who participated in the rice cultivation. The rice is used by three local sake breweries. We participated in a Campfire crowdfunding campaign and were lucky enough to obtain Makkō's Junmai Ginjō and Junmai Ginjō Namagenshu. The local Saitō Sake Brewery produced them in the best Fushimi tradition.

Makkō Namagenshu is fruity and juicy, like biting into a whole apple. The rice has a unique flavour and creates a soft, floral aroma and a lingering aftertaste typical of Fushimi sake.


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About the brewery

Brewery
Saitō Shuzō
Name in Japanese
齊藤酒造
Address
105番地 Yokooji Misuyamashiro Yashikichō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto, 612-8207
Phone
075-611-2124
Website
Saitō Brewery was founded in Fushimi, Kyōto, one of Japan's three foremost sake regions, in 1896. The Saito family's ancestors moved from Senshū (泉州), the southern part of modern-day Ōsaka Prefecture, to this area around the Genroku era (1688-1704) and ran a drapery business as Izutsuya Ibei (井筒屋伊兵衛), before turning to the sake brewing business, which they continued to run for eight generations. At the time, the brewery used the brands Yanagi Masamune (柳正宗), and Ōtaka (大鷹), among others but changed its name to Eikun (英勲) to commemorate the Taishō Emperor's imperial enthronement. Eikun has won Gold medals at the National New Sake Competition for 14 consecutive years.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
This was the second sake we got from a Campfire crowdfunding campaign we had recently participated in, and it was as magnificent as the first one. The Makkō Junmai Ginjō Namagenshu is the delicious result of a communal sake project that used rice planted in the Fushimi Ward of Kyoto and the excellent craftsmanship of Saitō Brewery (also located in Fushimi). It boasts a pleasantly fruity nose of green apples. Truth be told, it has a very little effervescence for a namazake and a sweet aroma with notes of fungi so characteristic of an unpasteurised sake. Well-rounded mouthfeel, with a distinctively rich and deep umami taste, a slight acidity, and a mild finish.

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