Nanbu Bijin Awa Sparkling Junmai Ginjo

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Nanbu Bijin Awa Sparkling Junmai Ginjo

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Class: Junmai Ginjo

Rice: Ginotome

Rice-Polishing Ratio: 55%

Brewery Location: Iwate Prefecture

Food Pairings: Aperitif

Tasting Notes: This elegant and perfectly balanced sparkling sake is made with local Ginotome rice and Volcanic water. It has a calming floral aroma and a crisp carbonation which offsets the soft mouthfeel of the sake. Finally, the delicate umami undertone leads the palate to a creamy and satisfying finish.

Size: 720ml

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Brewery: Nanbu Bijin
Founded: 1902

Profile: The brewery was established in 1902, and the Nanbu Bijin brand name came to be in 1951. The Iwate area used to be called Nanbu (South), and is a place rich with nature, abundant water and fertile soil. In Japan, most breweries of the time made quite rough, inelegant, sweet sake, but this brewery wanted to make clean & beautiful sake like a fair southern maiden. Hence, the name Nanbu Bijin, or Southern Beauty. 

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