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Mizubashō Junmai Ginjō

Mizubashō Junmai Ginjō is made of Yamadanishiki grown in Miki, Hyōgo Prefecture, milled to 60%. It is a masterpiece that revolves around the flavour of rice from Yamada Nishiki, a contract-grown rice.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Gunma (群馬)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
15%
SMV
+2
Mizubasho Junmai Ginjo (水芭蕉 純米吟醸)

Mizubashō Junmai Ginjō (水芭蕉 純米吟醸) is made of Yamadanishiki grown in Miki, Hyōgo Prefecture, milled to 60%. It is a masterpiece that revolves around the flavour of rice from Yamada Nishiki, a contract-grown rice. It brings out the flavours of various dishes while enveloping them. It is best enjoyed either chilled in a wine glass or warmed.


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About the brewery

Brewery
Nagai Shuzō
Name in Japanese
永井酒造
Address
713 Monzen, Kawaba, Tone-gun, Gunma 378-0115
Phone
0278-52-2311
Website
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Nagai Sake Brewery was founded in 1898 by Nagai Shōji (永井庄治) in the village of Kawaba (川場村). It uses the natural water of Mount Hotaka (武尊山) filtered through the earth of Oze, which intertwines and fuses in Kawaba. In 1992, the brewery launched its leading brand, "Mizubashō". The Mizubashō warehouse was completed in 1994 to produce ginjō with a thorough focus on quality. In 2008, Mizubashō Pure, a sparkling sake made by a secondary fermentation process in the bottle, was born. The international and domestic production and product patents obtained show the development of sake using the traditional Champagne production method. Vintage Sake is a new concept of sake, which is not old sake but new sake with a taste that can only be achieved by adding the passage of time. Mizubashō Pure is positioned as a sparkling sake, followed by conventional branded sake (Junmai Ginjō and Junmai Daiginjō from Mizubashō and Tanigawadake) as still sake. This is followed by vintage and dessert sake, launched in February 2014, laying out the Nagai style the brewery aimed for.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Mizubashō Junmai Ginjō has a clear and lemon-green appearance, complemented by a clean and light nose. Its aroma is a delightful blend of fruity notes reminiscent of pear and peach, with a subtle lactic undertone suggesting custard and crème fraîche, all underpinned by a discernible alcohol presence. On the palate, it offers an off-dry sweetness, medium levels of acidity and umami, and a moderate alcohol content. The body and flavour intensity are both medium, with the latter leaning slightly towards the lighter side. The flavour profile is characterized by ginjoka, a term denoting the aromatic qualities of sake, alongside fruity nuances and refreshing acidity. The texture is smooth, ensuring a pleasant mouthfeel, and it concludes with a medium-length finish that leaves a sour impression at the end. This sake is a gentle and mild beverage with a delicate balance and an elegant aroma, attributed to the esteemed Yamadanishiki rice used in its production. It's a refined choice for those who appreciate subtlety and sophistication in their sake experience.

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Category
Junmai Ginjō
Added by
JREF
Views
158
Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒378-0115 群馬県利根郡川場村門前713

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