Zao sake brewery / 蔵王酒造

Zao K Junmai (720ml)

蔵王 K 純米酒 (720ml) | Sake / 日本酒
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Sake Competition2018 Junmai Division Gold

Zao K Junmai (720ml) is a Junmai produced by young, talented brewers who had received critical acclaim at the world's largest sake competition using "Toyo-nishiki" rice with a polishing ratio of 65% instead of regular sake-brewing rice cultivars. Before the most famous sake-brewing cultivar "Yamada-nishiki" found its way into Miyagi prefecture, sake brewed by this brewery using "Toyo-nishiki" had been awarded first place in nationwide sake competitions, which made this rice the natural choice of cultivar to revive. This Junmai brewed from "Toyo-nishiki" using the fresh underground water of the Zao Mountains ensures that the refreshing acidity of the sake is accompanied by delicate hints of umami from the rice. With its rice-based umami notes and a pleasant aftertaste, this well-balanced sake is suited to be served during meals. At the「SAKE COMPETITION 2018」 where the world's best Japanese sake is crowned, this sake won the Diners Club Young Talent's Award which is presented to production representatives below the age of 40 and came in third in the Junmai GOLD division. This is a sake created by young brewers that remains highly regarded around the world.

[About "K(kokoro)"]
Brewing with all our heart, overseeing production with all our heart, and delivering products with all our heart": The brewery's signature series is headlined by the letter "K," which stands for "kokoro" (or "heart" in Japanese). Produced by young brewers only in their 30s, this highly accessible sake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser that will put everyone in the perfect mood.

[Pairing food proposed from Vendor]
Fish à la Meunière

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

Sake Competition2018 純米酒部門 金賞

世界最大の日本酒コンペティションで作り手として高評価を得た若き杜氏と蔵人が、酒米ではない「トヨニシキ」を敢えて使用し、65%まで磨いて醸した純米酒が「蔵王 K 純米酒」です。かつて、酒米の王様「山田錦」が地元・宮城県に入ってこない頃に「トヨニシキ」を使った当蔵の酒が鑑評会で全国一位を獲得したことから、縁のある米として復刻させて使用しています。そんな「トヨニシキ」を使い、蔵王山系の清冽な伏流水で醸された純米酒は、すっきりとした酸の中に米のほのかな旨味が優しい余韻を残します。米の旨味と心地よい後口のキレがある、バランスのいい食中酒です。世界一おいしい日本酒を決める「SAKE COMPETITION 2018」で、40歳以下の製造責任者に贈られるダイナースクラブ若手奨励賞と純米酒部門GOLD第3位をW受賞した、若き作り手たちによる世界が注目する酒です。




Size: 72 x 72 x 295 mm

Product: Japanese sake / 日本酒

Prefecture of production: Miyagi / 宮城県

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 / 純米酒

Theme: Awarded sake / 受賞酒

Season: All season / 通年

Taste positioning: Rich sake / 醇酒

Dry / Sweet: Medium dry / やや辛口

Better temperature to drink: Cold (10℃) / 花冷え, Warm (30 - 40℃) / ぬる燗, Norma (15 - 20℃) / 常温, Hot (45 - 50℃) / 上燗

Alcohol degree: 15%vol.

Polishing ratio: 65%

Sake Meter Value: N.A.

Acid level: N.A.

Choice1: sake rice: Others / 他

Choice2: yeast starter: Sokujo-moto / 速醸系

Choice3: pressing: Filter press / 自動圧搾機

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

Choice5: dilution: Diluted / 割水あり

Choice6: pasteurisation: Once / 一回火入れ

Choice7: storage: Stored in bottles / 瓶貯蔵, Stored in freezing temperature / 氷温貯蔵

Award name: Sake Competition

Brand name: Zao / 蔵王

Vendor name: Zao sake brewery / 蔵王酒造

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