Junmai Ginjo Ginfubuki “The Warrior’s Blend”


Shichi Hon Yari Sake

Junmai Ginjo Ginfubuki “The Warrior’s Blend”

Region: Japan / Shiga

This sake is made from “Ginfubuki” rice which is a cross between Yamada Nishiki, a famous sake rice, and Tamazakae, a local varietal. “Ginfubuki” was registered by farmers in Shiga prefecture in 1999. Yasunobu Tomita, the 15th generation owner and brewmaster of Shichi Hon Yari, helped in the fields and committed to brew sake with this new rice varietal.

tasting note

Herbal and nutty on the nose, this sake reveals green apple on the palate. It shows the classic Shichi Hon Yari style with a light and clean angle.

Rice: Ginfubuki (from Shiga)
Yeast: #1401
Rice Polishing: 55%
Sake Meter Value: +4
ABV: 15%
Acidity: 1.8
Shubo: Sokujo
Pressing: Fune
Pasteurization: Once, in bottle

points of distinction

  • Made at the 3rd oldest brewery in Japan, the Tomita Brewery, founded in the 1540's
  • Managed by the 15th generation of the family
  • Featuring a new sake rice called Ginfubuki, registered in Shiga prefecture
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Shichi Hon Yari is named after the Seven Spearsmen who became legends at the battle of Shizugatake which was fought just outside the town of Kinomoto in 1583.

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