Junmai Ginjo “Nakao’s Secret”

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Junmai Ginjo “Nakao’s Secret”

Region: Japan / Hiroshima

Although this sake is not made using the same apple yeast as the daiginjos in the Maboroshi line, this junmai ginjo still shows green apple fruit. It also reflects the Hiroshima style, which is described as “kirei,” a Japanese word meaning both “clean” and “pretty.”

tasting note

Overall a light and delicate junmai ginjo; lower in aroma and fruit than many ginjos. Representative of the Hiroshima region which is known for soft water and crisp flavors.

food pairing

Serve chilled with tuna steak, yakitori, and tempura.

Region: Hiroshima
Grade: Junmai Ginjo
Seimaibuai: 58%
Nihonshudo: +3.0
Rice: Hattan Nishiki
Alcohol Percentage: 15%

points of distinction

  • Although it is not made using the same apple yeast as the daiginjos in the Maboroshi line, this junmai ginjo still shows green apple fruit.
  • Reflects the Hiroshima style, which is described as “kirei,” a Japanese word meaning both “clean” and “pretty”
  • It finishes dry with a firm spiciness.
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The superb quality of its water is one of the main reasons Takehara has become a sake brewing center. The water of the Kamo River which flows through the town, has the same excellent quality as commercially sold mineral water and its source never runs dry.


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