Ichishima Junmai N/V

One of the most prominent breweries in the Niigata region, Ichishima Shuzo has been owned and operated by the Ichishima family since its founding in 1790. This illustrious clan played an important role in the history of the region, at one time operating a pharmaceutical company, shipping agency and financing business in addition to the brewery. In the 1700's the Ichishimas were one of the five biggest land holding families in the country, and it is said that one could walk the 40 miles from the brewery to Niigata city without leaving Ichishima property. The brewery continues to draw on its long history and access to local ingredients to produce some of the highest quality sake in a region known for premium production.

Tasting Notes

A well-crafted, elegant sake with a slight minerality on entry that fades to tones of apple and banana during its smooth finish. Its neutral flavors make it ideal for a range of dishes, from grilled seafood to roasted chicken.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with a range of dishes, from seafood to roasted or grilled chicken.

Analytical Data
Alcohol
15.3 %
Acidity
2.1 g/L
Production & Aging Practices
Sake Classification
Junmai
Serving Temperature
Chilled/Warm
Size
300ml/720ml
Profile
Semi-Dry
Milling Percentage
65
Pressing
Yabuta
Pasteurization
Twice
Aging Length
6-12 Months
Aging Type
Tank
Classification
Junmai
Rice
Gohyakumangoku/Koshiibuki
Water
Soft
Yeast
Proprietary yeast
SMV
8

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