Yonezawa sake brewery / 米澤酒造

Imanishiki Miyamanishiki Junmai-ginjo, undiluted (720ml)

今錦 美山錦 純米吟醸 原酒 (720ml) | Sake / 日本酒
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International Wine Challenge (IWC)2016 Junmai Ginjo Division Silver
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2017 Junmai Ginjo Division Bronze
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2018 Junmai Ginjo Division Bronze
Sake Selection2018 Junmai Ginjo Division Trophy

Made with only "Miyamanishiki" brewing rice from Nagano Prefecture ground down to 55% of its original size and fermented with yeast from the same prefecture, this Junmai Ginjo is called "Imanishiki Miyamanishiki Junmai-ginjo, undiluted ". The production method is a traditional "Skafuneshibori". "Skafuneshibori" refers to the tradition of layering sake-making bags in long, thin sake casks and gently applying pressure. The sake squeezed out through this long and intensive process has a pure taste of Japanese sake, free from any off flavors. The balance of savory and tart flavors in rice is comforting, and the sake's fragrant ginjo aroma and rich taste are sure to make an impression. In 2018, the wine competition authority, "Brussels International Competition," added a new Japanese sake category called "SAKE selection". In the Junmai Ginjo class, this product was the only one chosen and awarded a Grand Prix trophy out of 132 participating sake. Enjoy the best sake in the world with this Junmai Ginjo.

[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.

[Important notes]
We do not sell alcoholic beverages to underage.
We do not deliver this product to the following countries and areas.
Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong

International Wine Challenge (IWC)2016 純米吟醸部門 銀賞
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2017 純米吟醸部門 銅賞
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2018 純米吟醸部門 銅賞
Sake Selection2018 純米吟醸酒部門 トロフィー

長野県産の酒米「美山錦」を全量使用して55%まで磨き、長野県産酵母で醸した純米吟醸酒が「今錦 美山錦 純米吟醸 原酒」です。製法は、伝統的な「酒槽搾り」。「酒槽搾り」とは、細長い酒槽に醪を入れた酒袋を何層にも重ね、押し蓋をしてゆっくりと圧を掛けて搾る昔ながらの技法です。こうして手間暇をかけて搾った酒には、雑味のない日本酒本来の味わいが生まれます。米の旨味と酸味のバランスが心地よく、華やかな吟醸香と芳醇な味わいが印象的な酒です。2018年、権威あるワインコンクール「ブリュッセル国際コンクール」に新設された日本酒部門「SAKE selection」の純米吟醸酒部門で、132点もの出品の中から1銘柄のみが得られる最高賞のトロフィー酒に選ばれる快挙を成し遂げました。世界一の味を堪能できる純米吟醸酒です。

[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 refrigerated / 要冷蔵

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: Aromatic sake / 薫酒, Smooth refreshing sake / 爽酒

Dry / Sweet: Medium sweet / やや甘口

Better temperature to drink: Cold (10℃) / 花冷え, Norma (15 - 20℃) / 常温

Alcohol degree: 16%vol.

Polishing ratio: 55%

Sake Meter Value: -1

Acid level: 1.7

Choice1: sake rice: Miyamanishiki / 美山錦

Choice2: yeast starter: Sokujo-moto / 速醸系

Choice3: pressing:酒槽搾り

Choice4: charcoal fining: Muroka (None) / 無濾過

Choice5: dilution:Genshu (none) / 原酒

Choice6: pasteurisation: Once / 一回火入れ

Choice7: storage: Stored in bottles / 瓶貯蔵

Award name: International Wine Challenge (IWC), Sake Selection

Brand name: Imanishiki / 今錦

Vendor name: Yonezawa sake brewery / 米澤酒造

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