Yonetsuru sake brewery / 米鶴酒造

Yonetsuru Mahoroba Junmai (720ml)

米鶴 まほろば 純米 (720ml) | Sake / 日本酒
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The Fine Sake Awards Japan2017 Main Division Gold
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2017 Junmai Division Bronze

"Yonetsuru Mahoroba Junmai" is a Junmai brewed from 60% milled "Dewanosato", a sake-brewing rice cultivated by the local Takahata Sake Rice Research Association in Yamagata Prefecture. Produced by brewers who have honed their palate through food that uses superior ingredients found in their local area which is steeped in nature, this sake achieves a wonderful balance between its umami flavor and crispness, and is an outstanding accompaniment to local ingredients and dishes. With every sip, you can enjoy the sake's delicate aroma as well as its flavor which is both clean and profound. Its name "Mahoroba" is a word derived from the "wanderer's songs" in the ancient texts "Kojiki" and "Nihonshoki," which means "a wonderful place." It is thus a fitting name for a sake produced using ingredients grown in the fertile soil of Takahata, which is affectionately known as the "Mahoroba village." "Mahoroba" is a basic Junmai that has been carefully brewed while remaining faithful to the foundations of sake-brewing.

[About "Yonetsuru"]
The name "Yonetsuru" is derived from the bowing posture of ears of rice and the locally told tale "Crane's Return of a Favor." It incorporates a wish to create a sake that conveys a sense of gratitude and is imbued with sincerity. Under the concept of brewing that starts with rice-growing, this Japanese sake uses locally produced rice to offer a refreshing balance of scent, taste, and sharpness.

[Pairing food proposed from Vendor]
Simmered chicken and vegetables, miso mackerel, yakitori, hamburger, chicken cream stew, pepper steak, pan-fried gyoza

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

ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード2017 メイン部門 金賞
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2017 純米部門 銅賞

地元山形県の高畠町酒米研究会が栽培する酒米「出羽の里」を60%まで磨いて醸した純米酒が「米鶴 まほろば 純米」です。自然豊かな地元の優良食材を使った料理で味覚を鍛えられた蔵人が醸す酒は、旨味と切れが見事に両立しており、地元の食材や料理に抜群の相性を見せてくれます。口に含むと清楚な香りが立ち、きれいでなめらかなコクのある味わいが楽しめます。酒名の「まほろば」とは、古来の歴史書『古事記』や『日本書紀』の望郷歌の中で使われていた言葉で、すばらしい場所を意味します。「まほろばの里」をキャッチフレーズにする地元高畠町の地味豊かな土地が育んだ酒にふさわしい名です。基本に忠実に丁寧に仕込んだベーシックスタイルの純米酒です。

[米鶴ブランドとは] 「米鶴」の名前は「お辞儀をするような稲穂の姿」と地元に伝わる民話「鶴の恩返し」に由来し、「感謝の気持ちを伝える、真心のこもった酒でありたい」という思いが込められています。「米作りからの酒造り」を基本に、地元産米を使った、香り・味・キレのバランスの良い爽やかな香味の日本酒です。



Size: 80 x 80 x 300 mm

Product: Japanese sake / 日本酒

Prefecture of production: Yamagata / 山形県

Top categories: Sake / 日本酒

Preservation: Keep refrigerated / 要冷蔵

Gift box: With gift box / 化粧箱あり

Sake category: Junmai / 純米酒

Theme: Awarded sake / 受賞酒, Terroir sake / テノワール酒,

Domaine sake / ドメーヌ酒,数量限定 / Limited number sake

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

Alcohol degree: 15%vol.

Polishing ratio: 60%

Sake Meter Value: +1~+3

Acid level: 1.21

Choice1: sake rice: Dewanosato / 出羽の里

Choice2: yeast starter: Sokujo-moto / 速醸系

Choice3: pressing: Filter press / 自動圧搾機

Choice4: charcoal fining: Yes / 濾過

Choice5: dilution: Diluted / 割水あり

Choice6: pasteurisation: Once / 一回火入れ

Choice7: storage: Stored in bottles / 瓶貯蔵

Award name: The Fine Sake Awards Japan / ワイングラスでおいしい日本酒アワード, International Wine Challenge (IWC)

Brand name: Yonetsuru / 米鶴

Vendor name: Yonetsuru sake brewery / 米鶴酒造

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