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Shichiken Yama no Kasumi Sparkling

Shichiken Yama no Kasumi Sparkling is made with locally grown rice from Hokuto. First produced in 2015 and breaking the ground for an entire series of sparkling sake, Shichiken calls it a brand-new taste experience that challenges the limits of sake.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Yamanashi (山梨)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
40%
Alcohol content
11%
Shichiken Yama no Kasumi Sparkling (七賢 山ノ霞 スパークリング)

Shichiken Yama no Kasumi Sparkling (七賢 山ノ霞 スパークリング) is made with locally grown rice from Hokuto in a collaboration between the farmers and brewers. First produced in 2015 and breaking the ground for an entire series of sparkling sake, Shichiken calls it a brand-new taste experience that challenges the limits of sake: particles of rice dance in the glass like droplets of snow with tiny bubbles – reminiscent of the mists that adorn the peak of the nearby Mount Kaikoma, the inspiration for this cloudy sake.

Pronounced aromas of rare cheesecake, butter, pineapple and coconut cream. Super malty on the palate with a touch of salinity and a well-balanced refreshing sweetness. Depth and sophistication produce a velvety texture in the mouth, resulting in a long, umami-fueled finish.

Awards:

  • International Wine Challenge 2020 Sake: Silver Medal in Sparkling category
  • International Wine Challenge 2017, 2018, 2019 Sake: Prize in Sparkling category

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About the brewery

Brewery
Yamanashi Meijō Brewery
Name in Japanese
山梨銘醸
Address
2283 Hakushuchō Daigahara, Hokuto, Yamanashi 408-031
Phone
0551-352-236
Website
Online store
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Yamanashi Meijō Brewery is in Hakushu-cho, Hokuto City, in Yamanashi Prefecture. Hokuto is famous for its quiet greenery and natural beauty. Rain and snowmelt from Mount Kaikoma (甲斐駒ヶ岳 Kaikoma-ga-take) upstream seep into the ground and are slowly polished over a long period by layers of granite. The resulting subsoil water is soft and transparent. This area has whiskey distilleries, mineral water factories, long-established Japanese confectionery stores, and confectionery manufacturers, all of which enjoy the rich blessings of local nature.

The brewery was founded in 1750 by Kitahara Ibei (北原伊兵衛), a descendant of the Kitahara family who had been brewing sake for generations in Shinshū (modern-day Nagano Prefecture). The name 'Shichiken' (七賢) was given to their sake in 1835 after the Lord of Takato Castle gave the brewery a pair of fanlights entitled "Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove" as a gift. The backroom of the main building, which the Meiji Emperor used as his temporary lodging during his visit in 1880, has been designated as a national heritage site and is open to the public along with the brewery. In recent years, the brewery has become popular as a tourist spot where visitors can spend a leisurely time, as it operates a restaurant that serves dishes using fermentation technology and a café that uses koji sugar, a sweetener made from rice malt.

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Cloudy
Gentler than the Sora no Irodori, the Yama no Kasumi is secondary fermented in the bottle and has a silky texture and elegant sweetness paired with citric acidity reminiscent of grapefruit and yuzu; of tender effervescence and boasting a fruity sweetness, it has a pleasant ginjo flavour. Comes with a natural cork.

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Category
Sparkling
Added by
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Views
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Reviews
1
Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒408-0312 山梨県北杜市白州町台ヶ原2283

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