Yonezawa sake brewery / 米澤酒造

Imanishiki Kinmonnishiki Junmai-ginjo, undiluted (720ml)

今錦 金紋錦 純米吟醸 原酒 (720ml) | Sake / 日本酒
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Kura Master2019 Junmai Division Platinum
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2018 Junmai Ginjo Division Bronze

Made with only "Kinmonnishiki", a brewing rice grown only in Nagano Prefecture, ground down to 55% of its original size and paired with the high quality spring water of Minami Alps and Nagano yeast. This Junmai Ginjo is called "Imanishiki Kinmonnishiki Junmai-ginjo, undiluted". Kinmonnishiki is a rare variety known as phantom rice for its scarcity, and it has a distinctive aroma and savory flavor. Using carefully-selected local Nagano Prefecture ingredients, this sake is brewed using the traditional "Sakafuneshibori" method, a time-consuming process consisting of carefully lining up sake-making bags in sake casks and slowly and gently applying pressure to squeeze of the liquid. The junmai ginjo brewed in this way has a distinctive full-bodied flavor from the Kinmonnishiki, featuring complex savory notes which spread throughout your mouth before coming together. At the "Kura Master" Japanese sake competition, the top global authority on this spirit, this was one of just 34 brands were selected for the platinum award (the highest award) in the Junmai category out of 720 total in the 2019 contest. This product has also received numerous other international awards, and its high quality as a Junmai Ginjo has been globally recognized as top level.

[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]
Meat dishes, foods made with cheese and cream

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

Kura Master2019 純米酒部門 プラチナ賞
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2018 純米吟醸部門 銅賞
Sake Selection2018 純米吟醸酒部門 金賞

長野県だけで生産されている酒米「金紋錦」を全量使用して55%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吟醸酒が「今錦 金紋錦 純米吟醸 原酒」です。金紋錦は「幻の米」とも呼ばれる希少品種で、複雑な香りと旨味が特徴です。地元・長野県産にこだわった原料を用いて、酒槽に酒袋を丁寧に並べ、ゆっくりと時間をかけて搾る伝統製法「酒槽搾り」によって時間をかけて搾ります。こうして醸した純米吟醸は、金紋錦ならではの芳醇さが際立ち、複雑な旨味が口の中に広がりつつもしっかりとまとまった味わいが楽しめます。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、34銘柄しか選ばれない純米酒部門プラチナ賞(最優秀賞)に選ばれました。その他にも数々の世界的コンクールで受賞歴のある、世界トップレベルで認められた高品質の純米吟醸です。

[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 Ginjo / 純米吟醸酒

Theme: Awarded sake / 受賞酒

Season: All season / 通年

Taste positioning: Smooth refreshing sake / 爽酒

Dry / Sweet: Medium / 甘辛

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

Alcohol degree: 16%vol.

Polishing ratio: 55%

Sake Meter Value: +1

Acid level: 1.1

Choice1: sake rice: Kinmonnishiki / 金紋錦

Choice2: yeast starter: Sokujo-moto / 速醸系

Choice3: pressing: N.A.

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: International Wine Challenge (IWC), Kura Master, Sake Selection

Brand name: Imanishiki / 今錦

Vendor name: Yonezawa sake brewery / 米澤酒造

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