Azakura Misato Nishiki


Azakura Misato Nishiki


Class: Junmai Ginjo

Rice: Misato Nishiki

Rice-Polishing Ratio: 50%

Brewery Location: Akita Prefecture

Food Pairings: Filefish with Liver Dressing, Foie Gras Terrine with Honey Sauce, Boiled Dumplings, Grilled Swordfish, Chinese-Style Steamed Chicken, Pork Belly Confit, Wild Vegetable Soup

Tasting Notes: This sake is all about Akita Prefecture! Brewed using a locally developed yeast, and the brewery's own well water, as well as with Misato Nishiki sake rice - a hybrid of two famed varietals Yamada Nishiki and Miyama Nishiki developed by the Akita Prefectural Agriculture research Center in the early 2000s.Soft on the palate, full-bodied and semi-dry, this sake pairs well with a wide range of Japanese and western foods, and boasts a flamboyant melon aroma.

Size: 720ml

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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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