Jinyu 100 Poems 720ml
Size: 720 ml
Class: Junmai Ginjo
Rice: Bizen Omachi
Rice-Polishing Ratio: 65%
Brewery Location: Chiba Prefecture
Food Pairings: Appetizers - Main, Compliments a variety of dishes.
Tasting Notes: This full bodied Sake is a celebration to Hyakunin Isshu. Has aroma of melon, plum and anise. The famous 13th century volume contains a compilation of 100 greatest Tanka poems, spanning a period of 800 years. Tanka poetry is a highly stylized art form. At the height of Tanka poetry, poetress, Ono no Komachi, whose likeness is depicted on the bottle, left behind a rich collection of her uniquely passionate, sensative, and delicate works.
Brewery: Nabedana Inc. (founded: 1689)
Nabedana's ancestors have started brewing SAKE in NARITA by NARITASAN Temple for more than 320 years ago in a period called EDO, the era of TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE. The brewing license, at first, was given by a local lord, and the Narita brewery was the only production facility site for the first 200 years of our history. As brewing business went on and well, they were able to expand the business by acquiring other production facilities. One of them was Kouzaki brewery, acquired in 1897. Later they maintained four production sites at one time including the one in Kobe, but unfortunately, in the beginning of World War II, due to the severe rice shortage, they were forced to choose one production site and close the others. Consequently we chose Kouzaki. The reasons were that Kouzaki site was the biggest in terms of square, had a relatively better access to rice at the time, and had abundant water in good quality, all compared to others. Since then, they have been brewing JINYU, our main brand, for the last few decades at the Kouzaki brewery. We have made brewing the finest sake a family tradition for more than 3 centuries. Their brewing motto, “never compromise” has been passed on to more than 19 generations.