Masumi Sanka "Mountain Flower" - Junmai Daiginjo Sake
"Fresh and fragrant with notes of peach and anise."
Fresh and fragrant, Sanka conjures images of an alpine meadow in spring. This is a subtle, elegant sake with aroma notes of peach, banana, and aniseed.
More about Masumi Sanka "Mountain Flower" - Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Brewery: Miyasaka | Prefecture: Nagano
Size: 720ml | ABV: 16%
Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Taste: Light & Dry
Serving Temperature: Cold
Pairing: Vegetarian dishes, salads, light pasta, and green herbs
Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place
Rice Variety: Yamadanishiki
Yeast: Association No.9, No.18
Brewing Method: Sokujo
Polishing Ratio: 45%
Founded in 1662 in the town of Suwa in Nagano Prefecture, the Miyasaka Brewery are the creators of Masumi sake, one of the highest name of the sake world. In 1920, the brewery’s president at the time, Masaru Miyasaka, then took a bold decision. He appointed a 28 years old sake prodigy as the Brew Master to revive the brewery; his name was Chisato Kubota. The revival plan worked and in 1936 Miyasaka won the first of many top honours at the Japan National Sake Appraisal. Then the brewery reached another high in 1946 with the discovery of a new yeast variety by Brew Master Chisato Kubota. This yeast will later be known as Yeast No. 7 and become central to sake making in Japan.