Junmai Ginjo, Yamada Nishiki 50 "Shimane Local"
This brewery created their brand, Izumo Fuji, to celebrate two Japanese symbols, one local, the other national- the Izumo Taisha, one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines, and Mount Fuji. This junmai ginjo is made from Yamada Nishiki rice, the famous sake rice varietal which is associated with Hyogo prefecture. Izumo Fuji, however, used Yamada Nishiki grown in their prefecture, Shimane.
On the nose, it shows pineapple, candied sugar, and pear. On the palate it is juicy, soft and melting.
Rice: Yamada Nishiki (from Shimane)
Yeast: Proprietary Blend
Rice Polishing: 50%
Sake Meter Value: +5
Pasteurization: Once, in bottle
points of distinction
- This junmai ginjo is made with Yamada Nishiki rice grown in Shimane prefecture
- The brewery is located in the town of Izumo, home to one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.
Izumo Fuji pays tribute to the Izumo Shrine and Mt. Fuji. As a brewery, they only use rice locally grown in Shimane.