Nagai sake brewery / 永井酒造

Mizubasho Vintage Junmai-daiginjo (720ml) 

水芭蕉 ヴィンテージ 純米大吟醸 (720ml)  | Sake / 日本酒
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"Mizubasho Vintage Junmai-daiginjo" is a vintage sake developed as the sake equivalent of red wine which is aged for a long period of time. Due to the fact that sake ages significantly more quickly than wine, it was a major challenge to brew sake aged over a long period of time in the same manner vintage wine is produced. However, after 20 years of research, this vintage sake was finally created by making adjustments to its aging environment at a temperature close to that of ice. The final product which has been aged in a cellar at -2℃ for over 10 years has a brilliant golden hue, with the outcome of the aging process greatly influenced by the quality of the rice of that particular year. This vintage sake has an aroma reminiscent of vanilla, hazelnut, and honey, as well as an elegant and long-lingering aftertaste unique to vintage alcohols that gives it greater depth. This magnificent sake has a special flavor that is painstakingly honed through time and which can only be created by time.

We named this sake, brewed with pure natural water filtered in the land of Oze, 「MIZUBASHO」 after the beautiful flowers that thrive in the region. Using finest 「Yamada Nishiki」 sake rice or locally grown rice from Kawaba village to express the terroir, the sake reveals a fruity, gorgeous fragrance and a soft, gentle, elegant taste.

[Pairing food proposed from Vendor]
Aged meat

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

赤ワインに相当する日本酒として開発された、長期熟成のヴィンテージ日本酒が「水芭蕉 ヴィンテージ 純米大吟醸」です。日本酒はワインに比べて熟成スピードが圧倒的に早いため、ヴィンテージワインのように熟成が長期間に及ぶものは醸造が困難でした。しかし、20年に及ぶ研究の末、氷温に近い温度で熟成を調整することでヴィンテージの日本酒を完成させたのです。マイナス2℃のセラーで10年以上の時を経て造り上げる黄金色の逸品は、その年の米の出来合いが熟成の仕上がりに大きく影響します。バニラやヘーゼルナッツ、蜂蜜を思わす香味、後味の余韻の長さとエレガントさはヴィンテージ特有の奥深さを感じさせます。時が創り、時しか創り出せない味わいの特別な日本酒です。




Size: 75 x 75 x 275 mm

Product: Japanese sake / 日本酒

Prefecture of production: Gunma / 群馬県

Top categories: Sake / 日本酒

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

Gift box: With gift box / 化粧箱あり

Sake category: Junmai Daiginjo / 純米大吟醸酒

Theme: Super premium sake / スーパープレミアム酒

Season: All season / 通年

Taste positioning: Aged sake / 熟酒

Dry / Sweet: Medium dry / やや辛口

Better temperature to drink: Norma (15 - 20℃) / 常温

Alcohol degree: 16%vol.

Polishing ratio: 50%

Sake Meter Value: N.A.

Acid level: N.A.

Choice1: sake rice: Yamadanishiki / 山田錦

Choice2: yeast starter: Sokujo-moto / 速醸系

Choice3: pressing: Fukuro-tsuri / 袋吊り

Choice4: charcoal fining: Yes / 濾過

Choice5: dilution: Genshu (none) / 原酒

Choice6: pasteurisation: Twice / 二回火入れ

Choice7: storage: Stored in bottles / 瓶貯蔵

Award name: International Wine Challenge (IWC)

Brand name: Mizubasho / 水芭蕉

Vendor name: Nagai sake brewery / 永井酒造

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