Karoyaka Junmai Ginjo “Lightness”

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Chikurin

Karoyaka Junmai Ginjo “Lightness”

Region: Japan / Okayama

This sake is made by the Marumoto Brewery, which is nicknamed “The Farmers’ Brewery” because the farmers who grow the rice also brew the sake. An estate-bottled sake, Chikurin is made from 100% Yamada Nishiki, the most famous variety of sake rice.

tasting note

Mild, ricey sweet aroma; pancakey “mochi” sweetness on the palate; finishing with delicate cherry notes.

food pairing

Complements oysters, sushi, sashimi, salads and other light foods.

Region: Okayama
Grade: Organic Junmai Ginjo
Seimaibuai: 50%
Nihonshudo: +3
Acidity: 1.4
Rice: Home-grown Yamada Nishiki
Yeast: #9 & Hiroshima Yeast
Pressing: Yaegaki Funa Shibori

points of distinction

  • This junmai ginjo is light and gentle.
  • It complements oysters, sushi, sashimi, salads and other light foods.
  • Chikurin is made from 100% Yamada Nishiki, the most famous variety of sake rice.
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The Marumoto Brewery is known as nousan sakagura, the “Farmers’ Brewery,” because the people who grow the rice also make the sake.


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