Nanbu Bijin Brewery
Nanbu Bijin - Aiyama - Junmai Ginjo Sake
"Gorgeous and graceful flavour. Balanced acidity and sweetness."
Brewed with very rare Sake rice called ‘Aiyama’, only a few sake producers are allowed to use this variety. Having a structural body, this sake is sharp and edgy with a great balance of acidity, Umami and sweetness. Pear on the nose with mint and white flower notes. Long and refreshing finish.
More about Nanbu Bijin - Aiyama - Junmai Ginjo Sake
Brewery: Nanbu Bijin | Prefecture: Iwate
Size: 720ml | ABV: 16%
Grade: Junmai Ginjo
Taste: Light & Dry
Serving Temperature: Cold
Pairing: Scallop steamed with white wine, vegetable tempura
Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place
Rice Variety: Aiyama
Brewing Method: Sokujo
Polishing Ratio: 50%
The brewery was established in 1902, and the Nanbu Bijin brand name came to be in 1951. The area where the brewery is located used to be called Nanbu ("the Southern area"). The place is rich with nature, abundant water and fertile soil. In Japan, most breweries of the time produced rough and sweet sake, but Nanbu brewery wanted to make clean and beautiful sake like a fair Southern maiden. Hence, the name Nanbu Bijin (which stands for "Southern Beauty").