"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.

Characteristics of Nanbu Bijin "Aiyama" Junmai Ginjo

ABV: 16%

Grade: Junmai Ginjo

Taste: Light & Dry

Storage: Keep in a cool dark and dry place

Rice Variety: Aiyama

Yeast: 1801

Brewing Method: Sokujo

Polishing Ratio: 50%

Acidity: 1.7

SMV: -2

Food Pairing

Scallop steamed with white wine, vegetable tempura.

Recommended Serving Temperature



Nanbu Bijin is located in Iwate prefecture.

The Nanbu Bijin Brewery

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").