[SMV +1] Takizawa Junmai Ginjo
Monthly sake with prefectures of Japan
August's collaboration - Nagano Prefecture
Takizawa Junmai Ginjo
Full-bodied, slight fruity Junmai Ginjo with a smooth aftertaste Takizawa Junmai Ginjo is a signature sake from brewery established since 1834.
Recognized by Nagano, a sake rice producing prefecture, as well as the distributor from Singapore!
It's well received by Nagano locals through word-of-mouth
What attracted us to this sake is the strong recommendations from Nagano government people and locals.
Amongst Singapore suppliers, this is also a popular sake in high end Japanese restaurants.
What they said:
"With a gorgeous ginjo aroma and a smooth mouthfeel, I felt the aroma and taste of rice while being modest, and I felt that it was well-balanced. The aftertaste disappears cleanly so I enjoyed it as a sake during meals."
"The balance of sweetness and sourness is just right.
The scent is pineapple-like but not too strong, so you won't get tired of it.
If it is just one bottle, it will disappear in an instant with two people."
What makes it Signature Junmai Ginjo?
Two types of home-cultivated yeast are used by fermenting Nagano Prefecture's "Hitogochi" rice (55% polished) and brewed with ultra-soft Kuroyo water, at low temperatures.
Its top-rising aroma of this ginjo is very gorgeous and fruity.
These features make it a signature Junmai Ginjo among others!
Key ingredients feature
1. Ultra soft water in Japan
- Kokuyo Water -
The most important part in sake brewing is the brewed water.
Sake brewing with the ultra-soft water of Kokuyo thought to be unsuitable for sake brewing because it requires a very high level of technology and skills to grow yeast that ferments alcohol.
However, they meant to use this kokuyo water as it is low in minerals and has the effect of bringing out the umami.
Also with the Kokuyo water, the original characteristics of rice and rice koji are preserved, and the aroma and taste of the ingredients are maximized.
2. Best sake rice from Nagano
- Hitogokoti -
Nagano Prefecture is a sake rice kingdom.
Hitogokoti Sake rice used Takizawa Junmai is charaterized by its fruity aroma and taste. It is one of the 5 varieties of rice approved as the best sake brewing rice in Nagano prefecture.
Won awards at International Competitions
They have received number of awards in Japan and abroad.
- National New Sake Competition - Gold medal (No.1 in Nagano Prefecture)
16 times, 8 years in a row
- Kanto Shinetsu Regional Taxation Bureau's Sake Competition - Gold Award
21 times, 9 years in a row
International wine competitions / Sake Category - Gold
Held in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2016
The Day at Shinshu Menjo Brewery
About the brewery, Shinshu Menjo (信州銘醸)
They strive to brew sake with the utmost care and quality by introducing new technologies as well as strictly adhering to the traditional techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation.
|Product Name||Takizawa Junmai Ginjo|
|Country of Origin||Nagano, Japan|
|How to store||Keep refrigerated.|
|Sold by||REGINAA PTE LTD|
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