Hachitsuru | Junmai-ginjo Muroka-nama (unfiltered unpasteurized sake) 720ml

Hachinohe-shurui sake brewery / 八戸酒類株式会社

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Hachinohe-shurui sake brewery / 八戸酒類株式会社, a local favorite for over 230 years since its founding in 1786, has a location ideal for the brewing of sake: despite its position on the Pacific-side of Japan’s Tohoku/Aomori area, it features an environment with little snowfall, low humidity, and ample fair weather. The cool and clear natural water they use in brewing is drawn from several hundred meters underground and is a moderately soft water with a high mineral content that lends vigor to the fermentation process. The rice used primarily to make it is an abundant, high-quality variety of Aomori Prefecture that is ideal for sake brewing. This junmai ginjo is carefully bottled immediately and without further processing as soon as the undiluted sake is ready, then the bottles are wrapped in newsprint to protect them from light. You can savor the rich depth of this substantial flavor.

Components: Rice, rice koji, water

Prefecture of production: Aomori

Sake category: Junmai Ginjo / 純米吟醸

Taste positioning: Rich sake / 醇酒

Dry / Sweet: Medium dry / やや辛口

Alcohol degree: 17.5%vol.

Polishing ratio: 50%

Sake Meter Value: 3

Acid levels: 1.3

Choice1: sake rice: Hanaomoi / 華想い

Choice2: yeast starter: Sokujo-moto / 速醸系

Choice3: pressing: Filter press / 自動圧搾機

Choice4: charcoal fining: Muroka (None) / 無濾過

Choice5: dilution: Genshu (none) / 原酒

Choice6: pasteurization: Unpasteurized sake / 生酒

Choice7: storage: Stored in freezing temperature / 氷温貯蔵