Yonezawa sake brewery / 米澤酒造

Imanishiki Junmai-daiginjo, undiluted (720ml)

今錦 純米大吟醸 原酒 (720ml) | Sake / 日本酒
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Kura Master2019 Junmai Daiginjo Division Platinum

Made with only "Miyamanishiki" brewing rice grown in Nagano Prefecture, ground down to 39% of its original size. This Junmai Daiginjo brewed with high quality spring water from the Minami Alps and yeast from the same prefecture is called ""Imanishiki Junmai-daiginjo, undiluted"". The moromi is fermented at low temperatures over a long period of time, using the labor intensive traditional ""Sakafuneshibori"" method, a rarity in modern sake production. ""Sakafuneshibori"" consists of carefully lining up sake-making bags in sake casks and slowly and gently squeezing out the liquid, and it produces a sake with a pure taste free of off flavors. This Junmai Daiginjo brewed with great care and attention to detail has a light, soft, and balanced taste paired with a smooth and supple mouthfeel. At the ""Kura Master"" Japanese sake competition, the top global authority on this spirit, this was one of just 33 brands were selected for the platinum award in the Junmai Daiginjo category out of 720 total in the 2019 contest. This achievement shows the esteem this Junmai daiginjo is held in worldwide.

[About "Imanishiki"]
The name "Imanishiki" comes from an ancestor of the sake brewer, who was an amateur sumo wrestling Yokozuna (Grand Champion) and used it as his wrestling stage name. This sake is brewed using traditional "Sakafuneshibori" combined with the latest technology using local sake rice grown on land blessed with the natural environment and good quality spring water of the Southern Alps.

[Pairing food proposed from Vendor]
Any kind of meat dish

[Important notes]
We do not sell alcoholic beverages to underage.

Kura Master2019 純米大吟醸部門 プラチナ賞

長野県産の酒米「美山錦」を全量使用して39%まで磨き、南アルプス麓の良質な湧水と長野県産酵母で醸した純米大吟醸が「今錦 純米大吟醸 原酒」です。低温で長期発酵させたもろみを、今では珍しくなった伝統製法「酒槽搾り」で手間暇をかけて搾りました。「酒槽搾り」は、酒槽に酒袋を丁寧に並べ、ゆっくりと時間をかけて搾る製法で、雑味のない日本酒を造ることができます。こうして丹精込めて醸した純米大吟醸は、とろりと滑らかな質感ながら口当たりは軽やかで、やわらかな香りとバランスの取れた味わいが魅力です。2019年、フランスにおける最も権威ある日本酒コンクール「Kura Master」において、720銘柄中、33銘柄しか選ばれない純米大吟醸酒部門プラチナ賞(最優秀賞)に選ばれるなど、世界的に高く評価されている純米大吟醸です。

[今錦ブランドとは] 「今錦」の名は、蔵元の先祖に草相撲の横綱がおり、その四股名が由来となっています。南アルプス麓の自然環境と良質な湧水に恵まれた土地で、地元の酒米を用い、伝統的な「酒槽搾り」に最新の技術を合わせて丹精込めて醸し出す日本酒です。



Size: 70 x 70 x 300 mm

Product: Japanese sake / 日本酒

Prefecture of production: Nagano / 長野県

Top categories: Sake / 日本酒

Preservation: Keep in a cool and dark place / 冷暗所

Gift box: Without gift box / 化粧箱なし

Sake category: Junmai Daiginjo / 純米大吟醸酒

Theme: Awarded sake / 受賞酒

Season: All season / 通年

Taste positioning: Aromatic sake / 薫酒, Smooth refreshing sake / 爽酒

Dry / Sweet: Medium dry / やや辛口

Better temperature to drink: Rocks (5℃) / 雪冷え, Cold (10℃) / 花冷え

Alcohol degree: 16%vol.

Polishing ratio: 39%

Sake Meter Value: +2

Acid level: 1.2

Choice1: sake rice: Miyamanishiki / 美山錦

Choice2: yeast starter: Sokujo-moto / 速醸系

Choice3: pressing: 酒槽搾り

Choice4: charcoal fining: Yes / 濾過

Choice5: dilution: Genshu (none) / 原酒

Choice6: pasteurisation: Once / 一回火入れ

Choice7: storage: Stored in bottles / 瓶貯蔵, Stored in freezing temperature / 氷温貯蔵

Award name: Kura Master

Brand name: Imanishiki / 今錦

Vendor name: Yonezawa sake brewery / 米澤酒造

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