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Niigata Meijō Junmai N-888

Junmai N-888 (N-888 純米酒) is a type of sake that utilizes a unique brewing process developed by Niigata Meijō Brewery. This particular sake does not rely on special rice or yeast but instead emphasizes the fermentation process.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Niigata (新潟)
Rice type
Koshitanrei (越淡麗)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
50%
Alcohol content
15%
N-888 純米酒

Junmai N-888 (N-888 純米酒) is a type of sake that utilizes a unique brewing process developed by Niigata Meijō Brewery. This particular sake does not rely on special rice or yeast but instead emphasizes the fermentation process. To achieve the desired outcome of sake with a deep aroma and light flavour, the brewery collaborated with Nagaoka National College of Technology (国立高専機構長岡高専) to conduct 1,200 tests. This collaboration resulted in a refined and tested brewing process unique to Niigata Meijō Junmai N-888.

N-888 is a new sake that relies on traditional techniques and suits modern food. Its proprietary brewing process gives it a heavy aroma reminiscent of bananas and pears and a light flavour of strawberries and lychee.

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About the brewery

Brewery
Niigata Meijō Brewery
Name in Japanese
新潟銘醸株式会社
Address
1-8-39 Toei, Ojiya, Niigata 947-0004
Phone
0258-83-2025
Website
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Niigata Meijo Brewery in Ojiya City, Niigata, was founded in 1938 and manufactures and sells sake and shochu and wholesales all alcoholic beverages except beer. Ojiya is known as the birthplace of Nishikigoi, the production area of Uonuma Koshihikari and Hegi soba. The region is known for its light and clear sake that encapsulates a robust, savoury rice flavour. The brewery aims to make sake that goes well with food.

Echigo is well-known for its chief brewers (toji), who make sake at a sake brewery. Many master brewers from Niigata Prefecture work nationwide, and Echigo is their home. Around the 18th century, Echigo brewers created the Echigo style of sake brewing from the Saigoku style of sake brewing in Tanba and Tajima and have continued to improve their skills. Chojamori, with its fine grain and elegant quality, is brewed using advanced skills inherited from the Echigo master brewer. He has won first place at the 38th Kanto-Shinetsu Regional Taxation Bureau Liquor Appraisal, the highest award at the 69th edition, and consecutive gold medals at the National New Sake Appraisal. We have received high praise from all over the world.

Sake brewing needs a low-temperature environment. Echigo's winters with mild temperature changes are ideal for making honest sake. Echigo's snow, famous for its heavy snowfall, is also vital for sake brewing. Snow is an air cleaner for sake brewers who skillfully grow microorganisms such as Koji mould and yeast. During the severe Echigo winter, snow provides clean air, which is essential for sake brewing. Winter is the best season for making sake, as it has been known as "making sake in the cold" for a long time. Winter in Echigo is the most suitable season for sake brewing.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Like Shiokawa's Cowboy series, the N888 aimed to create a sake that could be paired with Japanese, Western, and Chinese food. The basic strategy: increase acidity. Hence, the label on the bottle's neck reads: "Wine? Sake!" This is definitely sake, not white wine. It has a fruity nose with distinct citric notes. Silky texture. Very smooth, sweet, and thick, with an approach like a lemony tsunami. Lots of umami and a slight bitterness mid-palate. Sour and refreshing finish.

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Category
Junmai
Added by
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Views
966
Reviews
1
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Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒947-0004 新潟県小千谷市東栄1丁目8番39号

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