Azakura Akita Sakekomachi Junmai Ginjo


Azakura Akita Sakekomachi Junmai Ginjo


Class: Junmai Ginjo

Rice: Akita Sake Komachi

Rice-Polishing Ratio: 50%

Brewery Location: Akita Prefecture

Food Pairings: Baked white asparagus and procuitto, duck confit, mackerel sashimi, boiled wild vegetables, boiled chicken

Tasting Notes: Akita sakekomachi is an original sake rice developed by the Agricultural Experiment Station of Akira prefecture aiming to be a quality sake rice like the yamadanishiki. This sake rice tends to produce sake that is clean and soft but Azakura has made a sake with a stronger body. Using Akita Yukiguni UT-2 yeast, suitable for storage at room temperature, this sake has a reserved aroma and a good balance between acidity and clean aftertaste. This sake is more reserved in the series of 3 sake. It is one that fits well with any cuisine.

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Founded: 1886

Profile: Azakura has been using good water and specially selected sake rice. They have a strong fan base within the prefecture and outside as well. They have been using new types of yeast and rice to improve their quality. Their sake tend to have a solid umami and a clean aftertaste. By changing the sake rice, the difference is quite noticeable, especially with the products above Junmai has juicy and fruity flavors.

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