Junmai Ginjo "Gozenshu Nyoisan" -720ml / 12bottles-
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Mt. Nyoi is the name of the mountain behind the brewery.
Many persons of culture and literati have visited the brewery over the years. In the early Showa era (1920s), the famous poet Tekkan Yosano and his wife Shoko stayed at the brewery. Inspired by Mt. Nyoi and the surroundings, they penned many poetic verses. Yamada Nishiki brewer’s rice grown in Okayama is polished to 50% here. The ginjo brewing methods of the master brewers have been handed down, producing a sake with a distinctive mellow aroma and clean aftertaste.
|Volume||720ml (per bottle)|
|Number of Bottles||12 bottles (as 1 case)|
|Dry or Sweet||Slightly Dry|
|Raw Material||Rice, Rice malt|
|Variety of Rice||Yamadanishiki|
|Taste||The clean and crisp taste signature to Yamada Nishiki rice can be found here, with a balanced umami.|
|Aroma||Suggestive of apples and pears.|
|Prize||Honor Prize, Hiroshima Tax Authority Refined Sake Appraisal Awards 2015|
|Rice Milling Level||55%|
|Sake Meter Value||4|
|Amino Acid Degree||1.1|
Nuts and Bolts
Pairs well with dishes with a clean flavor (tofu-bashed dishes, parboiled eel).
Tsuji Honten -Okayama-
Brewery located in Chugoku-Shikoku
Katsuyama, Maniwa-shi, Okayama
This brewery started business in 1804 at the same site it stands at today.
This SAKE was originally produced for the royalty of Katsuyama domain, where it obtained its name of “Gozenshu.”
The brewery is located in “Mimasaka,” the old name for northern Okayama, an area with a cold climate and excellent brewers’ rice.
The conditions are so favorable that it was colloquially called “the land of fine SAKE.”
While SAKE from the Inland Sea in the southern part of the prefecture is sweeter, SAKE here has a brisk and dry taste. In 2007, Maiko Tsuji, the first female master brewer in Okayama, took the reigns. This has led to an invigoration of the brewing team.
Through SAKE, a range of ideas and cultures intermingle.
Gozenshu’s history has been about a focus on high-quality brews and authenticity, a commitment to passing on SAKE culture to the next generation.