Yonezawa sake brewery / 米澤酒造

Imanishiki Tokubetsu-junmai, undiluted (720ml)

今錦 特別純米 原酒 (720ml) | Sake / 日本酒
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International Wine Challenge (IWC)2017 Junmai Division Silver
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2018 junmai Division Bronze

Made with only Nagano Prefecture rice ground down to 59% of its original size and brewed using the traditional "Sakafuneshibori" method. This classic Tokubetsu Junmai is called "Imanishiki Tokubetsu-junmai, undiluted". "Sakafuneshibori" 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. When you take a sip, the ginjo aroma is striking. The flavor has just the right balance of savory and tart notes from the rice, with a crisp and refreshing taste. The supple mouthfeel has the distinctive softness of junmai. This sake has a great reputation worldwide and has earned awards such as the silver medal in the newly-established "SAKE selection" category of the 2018 "Brussels International Competition" contest, a respected authority on wine.

[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)2017 純米部門 銀賞
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2018 純米酒の部 銅賞

長野県産米を全量使用して59%まで磨き、伝統的な「酒槽搾り」で造った定番の特別純米酒が「今錦 特別純米 原酒」です。「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。口に含むとほのかな吟醸香が立ち、米の旨味と酸味の絶妙なバランスが感じられ、キレの良いのど越しが味わえます。純米ならではの柔らかくたおやかな飲み口です。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」でシルバーを受賞するなど、世界的に高く評価される酒です。

[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: Tokubetsu Junmai / 特別純米酒

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: Warm (30 - 40℃) / ぬる燗, Cold (10℃) / 花冷え

Alcohol degree: 16%vol.

Polishing ratio: 59%

Sake Meter Value: +1

Acid level: 1.3

Choice1: sake rice: Miyamanishiki / 美山錦, Kinmonnishiki / 金紋錦

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)

Brand name: Imanishiki / 今錦

Vendor name: Yonezawa sake brewery / 米澤酒造

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