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Mansaku no Hana Tōjisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjō

Mansaku no Hana Tōjisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjō Ichidohiire Genshu is made of Miyamanishiki and Hoshiakari rice from Akita Prefecture milled to 55%. This sake is a limited edition, brewed in several small tanks.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Akita (秋田)
Rice type
Miyama Nishiki (美山錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
55%
Alcohol content
16.2%
SMV
+1.0
Acidity
1.7
Amino acid level
0.7
Mansaku no Hana Tojisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjo Ichidohiire Genshu (まんさくの花 杜氏選抜ピンクラベル 純米吟醸 一度火入れ原酒)

Mansaku no Hana Tōjisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjō Ichidohiire Genshu (まんさくの花 杜氏選抜ピンクラベル 純米吟醸 一度火入れ原酒) is made of Miyamanishiki (kakemai) and Hoshiakari (kōjimai) rice from Akita Prefecture milled to 55%, and K-1001 yeast. This sake is a limited edition, brewed in several small tanks. It would not be an exaggeration to say that each brewing has a limited edition, so there is a wide variety of limited edition products. This sake is a Junmai Ginjō "Selected by the Tōji," known as "Pink Label." It boasts a well-balanced acidity, umami, and a subtle aroma. It goes well with food.


Mansaku no Hana Tojisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjo Ichidohiire Genshu (まんさくの花 杜氏選抜ピンクラベル 純米吟醸 一度火入れ原酒) Mansaku no Hana Tojisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjo Ichidohiire Genshu (まんさくの花 杜氏選抜ピンクラベル 純米吟醸 一度火入れ原酒) Mansaku no Hana Tojisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjo Ichidohiire Genshu (まんさくの花 杜氏選抜ピンクラベル 純米吟醸 一度火入れ原酒) Mansaku no Hana Tojisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjo Ichidohiire Genshu (まんさくの花 杜氏選抜ピンクラベル 純米吟醸 一度火入れ原酒) Mansaku no Hana Tojisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjo Ichidohiire Genshu (まんさくの花 杜氏選抜ピンクラベル 純米吟醸 一度火入れ原酒) Mansaku no Hana Tojisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjo Ichidohiire Genshu (まんさくの花 杜氏選抜ピンクラベル 純米吟醸 一度火入れ原酒)

About the brewery

Brewery
Hinomaru Brewery
Name in Japanese
日の丸醸造
Address
Brewery: 114-2 Masuda Nanokamachi, Masuda Town, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture
Sales Department: 60-2 Mato, Jumonjimachi, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture
Phone
0120-86-3987
Website
Online store
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Hinomaru Brewery (日の丸醸造) in Masudamachi, Yokote, Akita Prefecture, was founded in 1689. The brewery is said to have been named after the crest of the Akita feudal lord Satake, which was a five-ribbed fan with a rising sun. In the Taishō era (1912-1926), the annual brewing output reached 5,000 koku, and the brewery was awarded the first-class gold medal at the Great Japan-Britain Exposition. As a result, it flourished as one of the leading breweries in the Tōhoku region. However, the company was forced out of business in 1943 due to the wartime Enterprise Development Order. In 1948, Hinomaru was granted a licence for a basic production volume of 300 koku, reviving a 300-year tradition that has continued to the present day.

Masuda is located in the southeast of the Yokote Basin, in a mountainous and scenic area that has been a granary-producing rice suitable for sake brewing since ancient times. Four wells pump up and use water that is one of the best in the prefecture as subsoil water from the snowy Ou mountain range. Many farmers in the region are keen to produce sake rice. They are actively trying to cultivate rare rice varieties, such as Kame-no-o and Misato Nishiki, which are difficult to grow, or Hoshiakari, which is used by only a few companies in the country, and Hinomaru, which is the only one in the country.

As of 2022, seventeen types of rice are used (Akita Sake Komachi, Kame-no-o, Gin-no-sei, Aki-no-sei, Misanishiki, Miyamanishiki, Hoshiakari, Momota, Hinomaru, Gin-san, Yamada Nishiki, Omachi, Aiyama, Asahi, Watabune 2, Yamadaho and Chihomori), along with sixteen types of yeast (k-9/k-901/k-1001/k-1801/AK-1/UT-1/UT-2/In-house yeast x 5 types/ Akita no.12/ Akita no.15/M310/IYAPU3/).

The brewery is run by Satō Kōji (佐藤公治), who represents the younger generation now at the helm. Forty per cent of employees and those in charge of the brewery are also in their 20s, continuing to evolve and weave the tradition.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Hinomaru's "colour labels" series presents a unique and ever-changing expression of their craft, with each batch distinct from the previous or forthcoming year. The pink label, in particular, stands out as a well-blended and well-balanced sake. Its presentation is as thoughtful as its creation, featuring a hand-written label that adds a personal touch to the experience, complemented by a standard printed back label. This is a blend of whatever Hinomaru Brewery has in its tanks: fruity nose (apples, cherry, apricot) and spicy, alcoholic undertones—mellow approach, creamy texture, and pronounced acidity, resulting in a refreshing mouthfeel. The finish is refreshing with a sour tingle, perfect for savouring on warm summer evenings.

Mansaku no Hana Tōjisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjō Mansaku no Hana Tōjisenbatsu Pink Label Junmai Ginjō




Appearance: clear and lemon-green
Nose: clean and medium-
Aroma: fruity, sweet
Sweetness: off-dry
Acidity: medium to medium+
Umami: medium
Alcohol: medium
Body: light
Flavour intensity: medium-
Flavour characteristics: fruity, acid, sharp
Texture: flight
Finish: short, refreshing
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Category
Junmai Ginjō
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Rating
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Location
秋田県横手市増田町増田字七日町114-2

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