Zao sake brewery / 蔵王酒造

Zao K Tokubetsu-junmai (720ml)

蔵王 K 特別純米酒 (720ml) | Sake / 日本酒
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Sake Competition2019 Junmai Division Silver
International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2019 Junmai Division Bronze

Zao K Tokubetsu-junmai (720ml) is a Tokubetsu Junmai produced by young, talented brewers who had received critical acclaim at the world's largest sake competition using the sake-brewing cultivar "Miyama-nishiki" grown in Miyagi prefecture with a polishing ratio of 55%. This is the first brewery in Miyagi prefecture to brew sake using 「Miyama-nishiki」, a rice cultivar originally from Nagano prefecture. Currently, this sake is brewed from 「Miyama-nishiki」 cultivated locally by contracted farmers using the fresh underground water of the Zao Mountains. The refreshing flavor of muscat grapes intensifies with each cup of sake. This classic sake from the K (Kokoro) series has a fresh aroma as well as a sharp acidity that is complemented by well-balanced umami notes and a clean taste. At the [[[「SAKE COMPETITION 2019」]]] where the world's best Japanese sake is crowned, this sake won the SILVER prize in the Junmai division which is awarded to the top 10% of all participating brands in the category, a testament to its status as a world-class Junmai.

[About "K(kokoro)"]
Brewing with all our heart, overseeing production with all our heart, and delivering products with all our heart": The brewery's signature series is headlined by the letter "K," which stands for "kokoro" (or "heart" in Japanese). Produced by young brewers only in their 30s, this highly accessible sake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser that will put everyone in the perfect mood.

[Pairing food proposed from Vendor]
Vegetable-based dishes (tempura, simmered vegetables, etc.) and white fish sashimi

[Important notes]
- We do not sell alcoholic beverages to underage.

Sake Competition2019 純米酒部門 銀賞
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2019 純米部門 銅賞

世界最大の日本酒コンペティションで作り手として高評価を得た若き杜氏と蔵人が、宮城県産の酒米「美山錦」を使用し、 55%まで磨いて醸した特別純米酒が「蔵王 K 特別純米酒」です。長野県の酒米である「美山錦」を宮城県で初めて使用したのが当蔵。現在では地元農家が契約栽培する「美山錦」を使い、蔵王山系の清冽な伏流水で醸造しています。マスカットを思わせる爽やかな香味が、杯を進めるごとに美味さを増していきます。爽やかな香りとシャープな酸があり、ほどよい旨みと綺麗な味わいが楽しめる、K(ココロ)シリーズの定番酒です。世界一おいしい日本酒を決める「SAKE COMPETITION 2019」純米酒部門において、各部門の上位10%に当たるSILVERを受賞するなど、世界トップクラスの純米酒です。




Size: 72 x 72 x 295 mm

Product: Japanese sake / 日本酒

Prefecture of production: Miyagi / 宮城県

Top categories: Sake / 日本酒

Preservation: Keep refrigerated / 要冷蔵

Gift box: Without gift box / 化粧箱なし

Sake category: Tokubetsu Junmai / 特別純米酒

Theme: Awarded sake / 受賞酒, Terroir sake / テノワール酒

Season: All season / 通年

Taste positioning: Smooth refreshing sake / 爽酒

Dry / Sweet: Medium dry / やや辛口

Better temperature to drink: Cold (10℃) / 花冷え, Norma (15 - 20℃) / 常温

Alcohol degree: 15%vol.

Polishing ratio: 55%

Sake Meter Value: -

Acid level: -

Choice1: sake rice: Miyamanishiki / 美山錦

Choice2: yeast starter: Sokujo-moto / 速醸系

Choice3: pressing: Filter press / 自動圧搾機

Choice4: charcoal fining: Muroka (None) / 無濾過

Choice5: dilution: Diluted / 割水あり

Choice6: pasteurisation: Once / 一回火入れ

Choice7: storage: Stored in bottles / 瓶貯蔵, Stored in freezing temperature / 氷温貯蔵

Award name: International Wine Challenge (IWC) , Sake Competition

Brand name: Zao / 蔵王

Vendor name: Zao sake brewery / 蔵王酒造

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