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Kokuryu Brewery

Kokuryu "Black Dragon" - Junmai Ginjo Sake

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£34.90

"Deeply mysterious flavour, rich and welcoming."

 

Kokuryu “Junmai Ginjo” has the imposing presence of sakes brewed in the Noto Toji style of western Japan. Its deeply mysterious flavour seems to come from the earth itself: rich, dynamic and welcoming.

Characteristics of "Black Dragon" Junmai Ginjo

ABV: 15-16%

Grade: Junmai Ginjo

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: 500 Mangoku

Yeast: N/A

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 55%

Acidity: 1.4

SMV: +4

Food Pairing

BBQ fare, grilled red meat and vegetables.

Recommended Serving Temperature

Chilled

Region

Kokuryu is located in Fukui prefecture.

The Kokuryu Brewery

Among the soft-water breweries of Japan Kokuryu is perhaps the most famous. Its water is drawn from the subterranean flow of Kuzuryugawa (Nine-Headed Dragon River), famed since ancient times for its delicious taste. Kokuryu's founder, Nizaemon Ishidaya, built the original brewery in 1804 in the vicinity of Eihei-ji, the main temple of the Soto Zen sect. Nizaemon's descendants have been making sake there ever since. Kokukryu labels resound with deep flavour, but what makes them unique is their overall finesse.