Class: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 50%
Brewery Location: Iwate
Food Pairings: White Fish Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Soup with Dashi, Nabe hotpot
Tasting Notes: Made from 100% Yamada Nishiki rice, the label was designed to evoke the image of a single grain of this pure white Sakamai (sake rice). Has an elegant ginjo aroma, an a pillowy mouthfeel. Splendidly balanced.
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.
MTC Sake is the Japanese Beverage branch of New York Mutual Trading Company.