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Kitanosho "Amakuchi-no-sake"

Using local Fukui rice well-suited to sake production, "Kitanosho Amakuchi-no-sake" is brewed with an invigorating taste that is both sweet and refreshing. As with the ginjo sake, in his quest for a new kind of taste, Nanbu master brewer 野尻和徳 perfected this superd sake through careful fermentation in the coldest days of winter.

Kitanosho "Amakuchi-no-sake"
For this sake
Rice Used 1 Fukui Gohyakumangoku
Rice Used 2 Nihonbare
Milling% 70%
Alcohol% 14~15%
Sake Meter Value -7
Acibity 1.7
Sweet/Dry(sake type) Sweet, refreshing
Volume 720ml
Serving Methods Room temperature,chilled
Matching Foods Eggplant dishes,etc.
Taste
  1. 甘口
  2. 濃醇
  3. やや濃醇
  4. やや辛口
  5. 辛口
Delicious drinking
  1. 冷やして(5~10℃)
  2. 室温
  3. ぬる燗(40℃前後)
  4. 熱燗(50℃前後)

720ml/ 972円(税込)

Funaki Sake Brewery(Fukui Prefecture)

Funaki Sake Brewery(Fukui Prefecture)

Introduction of Funaki brewing

Tozo is located in the eastern part of Fukui, there is a clear stream of nine horses Yongcheon that withholding the Mt. Hakusan to the north, clear and cold Yoshimi of the subsoil water is the water source pond of Fukui City, it has received a great benefit You. To the west Choshoji precincts near Higashifujishima the town, there is also Fujishima Castle monument of the Muromachi period, it is built, surrounded by beautiful countryside of historical ruins remaining air.
Since Funaki brewing 1866 founding, water quality first motto is, the subsoil water of nine horses Yongcheon is elected than 150m underground, rice, five hundred of the preferred rice from the fertile countryside of the local Fukui Plain thousands encouragement to the brewing of good quality rice stone, etc., mainly to pure rice sake sake of over throat that taste and the refreshing of the US, we have been launched local, in the Kansai and Kanto.
Features of liquor quality of our elephants, in quality of liquor to the refreshing drink port and mellow taste, easy to drink sake. Although habit might not satisfactory feel since there is no, compatibility of cuisine is also good, I think that especially fit to fish to be representative of Fukui. Also in stocks, "Echizen" We also aligned "north of the show" brand to be representative and the local "Kunitomi Naruki of fortune".

<Profile>
This brewery (kura) is located in the eastern part of the city of Fukui. Situated to the north of the brewery, the sacred mountain Hakusan is the source of the Kuzuryu River, and Fukui is blessed by the crystal clear subsoil flow of high-quality water that the river provides. The brewery is in a rural district featuring clean air and many historic sites, such as the remains of a Muromachi period (1333-1568) castle (Fujishima Castle) located on the grounds of Nishichoushou-ji temple in the nearby district of Higashifujishima-cho.
Established around 1866, the brewery's current head is the fourth generation to take the professional name 舟木三右衛門. In addition to begin the first person to brew ginjo sake in Fukui Prefecture, he also continues to be enthusiastically involved in researching kura technology and equipment.
Following a "quality first" motto from the beginning, for its water the brewery extracts subsoil water of the Kuzuryu River from a depth of 150 meters, and for its rice it uses varieties that are considered best for sake brewing (such as Gohyakumangoku) and that are gown on the fertile farm lands of the Fukui plain. The result is the brewery's primary products: junmai ginjo sake with the umami of rice and excellent smoothness.
The distinctive features of this brewery's sake are its refreshing taste and mellow feel in the mouth. These are easy-to-drink sake varieties that go well with many foods ,particularly side dishes of fish and shellfish.

Funaki Sake Brewery(Fukui Prefecture)

<Brand origins>
In addition to the brands Kitanosho and Wakashika, this brewery produces the Funaki brand sold only to a limited group of customers. The name Kitanosho was selected because the house's family crest, showing three wild geese, resembles the family crest of the famous warlord Katsuie Shibata of Kitanosho.
The name Wakashika ("young deer") was selected because deer are symbols of autumn and from ancient times they have been revered as messengers of the gods, and also because the name embodies the youthful energy of young deer as they leap and jump about.

<Priorities>
<Rice>
Giving priority to locally produced rice, the brewery uses primarily the Gohyakumangoku variety that is a favorite for sake brewing. For daiginjo sake, only Yamadanishiki rice is used.
The brewery also sells a junmai sake produced with a "natural" focus by using rice grown with organic fertilizers and low levels of agricultural chemicals. This rice is obtained by contracting for cultivation directly with outstanding farmers.

<Water>
The sacred mountain Hakusan is the source of the Kuzuryu River, and Fukui is blessed by the crystal clear subsoil flow of high-quality water that the river provides. The brewery extracts subsoil water of the Kuzuryu River from a depth of 150 meters.

<Yeast>
Produced using the brewery's independently developed "kura preserved yeast," this brewery's superior products have won many gold medals in competitions in the Hokuriku region and throughout Japan.

Drink now is around drinking

  • Kitanosho "Ginjo Echizen"

    Making lavish use of Yamadanishiki and local Gohyakumangoku rice varieties considered optimal for sake production, time-honored traditional techniques are utilized to brew Kitanosho Ginjo Echizen. This is a refreshing and dry sake with the soft, fresh fragrances and flavors of Western pears and green bamboo. It is the perfect companion for fish and shellfish of the Japan Sea, such as northern shrimp, Echizen crabs, and sea bream. It was given the name "Echizen" as a representative sake of Fukui Prefecture.

    • 甘辛: やや辛口
    • スペック: 吟醸酒
    • おすすめの飲み方: 冷
    1. 1800ml/ 3,240円(税込)
    2. 720ml/ 1,620円(税込)
    Kitanosho "Ginjo Echizen"
  • Kitanosho Junmai Ginjo Sake "Jungin"

    This brewery has a well-established reputation for junmai sake. As with daiginjo, utilizing only the core of the sake rice, this jinmai ginjo sake is fermented over a long period at low termperature using kura-preserved yeast to create a refreshing aroma and rice umami. Please enjoy the balance of fragrance and taste.

    • 甘辛: やや辛口
    • スペック: 純米吟醸酒
    • おすすめの飲み方: 冷、室温
    1. 1800ml/ 2,808円(税込)
    2. 720ml/ 1,404円(税込)
    Kitanosho Junmai Ginjo Sake "Jungin"
  • KITANOSHO

    We are using the Nishiki Yamada . It is a wine with a light incense of slipping such Nodogoshi .

    • 甘辛: やや辛口
    • スペック: 大吟醸
    • おすすめの飲み方: 冷
    1. 1800ml/ 12,960円(税込)
    2. 720ml/ 6,480円(税込)
    KITANOSHO
  • Kitanosho "Daigin Nozomi"

    A premier clear-type junmai daiginjo with well-balanced full aroma umami, this sake is brewed with the same all-manual techniques used for sake evaluation event entries. It uses only Yamadanishiki rice cultivated under contract and milled at 40%.

    • 甘辛: やや辛口
    • スペック: 純米大吟醸酒
    • おすすめの飲み方: 冷
    1. 1800ml/ 5,400円(税込)
    2. 720ml/ 2,700円(税込)
    Kitanosho "Daigin Nozomi"