NIIZAWA KIZASHI Junmai Daiginjo 7%
NIIZAWA KIZASHI 純米大吟醸 7%
A new extreme brewed with one of the world's smallest rice polishing ratio of 7% (= 93% of rice is polished away), challenging the limits of brewing technology by milling contract-cultivated "Kuranohana" rice in-house for 350 hours. The NIIZAWA Prize by ARTLOGUE is a project by WORLD ART DIALOGUE, a general incorporated association that promotes art, to honor the world's top artists each year and to use their paintings on the labels of the world's best sake. In 2022, the prize will be awarded to Ellie Omiya, a Tokyo University graduate who is a writer, director, drama and film director, and video producer. As an exhibiting artist at Setouchi International Art Festival 2022, she will present a three-dimensional work, Flower Fairy Dancers, on Inujima Island.
|Rice||Kura No Hana (Miyagi)|
|Water||Kurama underground water|
|Awards||Kura Master 2021 Junmai Daiginjo Category Gold Prize|
Finished with a sugar content between that of "NIIZAWA" and "Zankyo" from the 7% Niizawa Brewery series, it is aromatic with clear sweetness and touch of elegance. Recommended as a bottle that allows you to explore its endless possibilities as a food sake and one that you can enjoy low-temperature aging.
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The Ultimate Food Sake
Founded in 1873, with the professed aim of delivering “the ultimate meal-time sake”, the brewery continues to hold itself to a support role, in deference to cuisine. The brewery’s head office is located in the south of the Osaki Plain in Miyagi Prefecture, where the Sasanishiki and Hitomebore rice variants originated from. However, the brewery struggled to make a profit, when 90% of all sake produced was basic sake (“Futsushu”) around the year 2000. It was when the 5th generation owner Niizawa returned to the brewery the predecessor was thinking about closing the brewery but Mr. Niizawa persuaded him to keep the brewery running and started a great turnaround.