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Dewazakura Junmai Daiginjo Yukimegami 35

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IWC Sake 2020 - Gold

It's rare for a non-yamadanishiki sakes to be submitted for the annual Japan Sake Competition and to win a Gold medal.  This is made from the new Yukimegami rice.

Award Winning
Yes
Brands
Dewazakura
Brewery
Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co Ltd
Grade
Junmai Daiginjo
Region
Yamagata
Type of Rice
Yukimegami
U01500107200000830
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Award Winning:
Yes
Brands:
Dewazakura
Brewery:
Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co Ltd
Country:
Japan
Grade:
Junmai Daiginjo
Region:
Yamagata
SMV:
0
Type of Rice:
Yukimegami
VOL (CL):
72

Medium Sweet Sake with a solid body. Yukimegami is a new sakamai used only in Yamagata to make Daiginjo-grade sakes. This Special Sake is brewed for the annual japan sake competition, and is one of the rare entries that is not made of Yamadanishiki. Recommended drunk chilled.


AWARDS

IWC Sake 2020 - Gold


THE BRAND

A popular brewery ranked in the top 10 of the Japanese consumer sake sites.  Established in 1892, Yamagata Prefecture’s Dewazakura Sake Brewery is an innovative and trend setting brewery that produces iconic sakes.  The release of their signature Dewazakura Oka Ginjo kick-started a national trend for ginjo-style sake which was so successful that ginjo remains synonymous with Dewazakura.  Ginjo style sake is milled to the same level as Jumai Daiginjo but it has some brewers alcohol added to pop up the flavours.  Other innovations included perfecting a Cold Storage technique that ages freshly pressed sake at -4 °C in anaerobic conditions in 1991, using the new Yamagata rice strain "Dewasansan" which was the 1st specific regional label. 


In 2004, the breweries in Yamagata received more gold medals than any other prefecture at the Japan National Sake Appraisal.  Dewazakura's ICHIRO and DEWANO SATO have won the title of Champion Sake with the International Wine Challenge (IWC) which is the most comprehensive and influential wine tasting competition in the world.  Their daiginjo-shu are often pressed with the shizuku drip method, a technique that produces some of the finest tasting sakes.


The Dewazakura Brewery is located within the Yamagata Basin which is the first prefecture to obtain a Geographical Indication (GI) for Japanese sake. The Yamagata Basin is surrounded by mountains with heavy snowfall and hot summers above 35 °C. 


Snowfall is heavy during the winter and the temperatures are frigid. Just the way sake likes it. And there’s also plenty of precipitation in the form of summer and fall rain. The rain and the dense snow leads to an abundance of quality water usable for brewing.   first prefecture to obtain Geographical Indication in Japanese sake