• TOYO BIJIN, Junmai Ginjo, Jundoichizu, Saito no Shizuku (720ml)
  • TOYO BIJIN, Junmai Ginjo, Jundoichizu, Saito no Shizuku (720ml)

TOYO BIJIN, Junmai Ginjo, Jundoichizu, Saito no Shizuku (720ml) 東洋美人 純米吟醸 醇道一途 西都の雫

$73.30

This series is made with 7 different Sake rice varietals, polished to 50%, non-charcoal filtered and only once pasteurized. Each highlighting the true characteristics of the unique sake rice varietal. The Saito no Shizuku, grown in the unique terrain of Yamaguchi prefecture, provides a gentle and elegant aroma with hints of sweet rice. On the palate, juicy, voluptuous and flavourful, a tasty balance of acidity and bitterness on the finish.

style
light and aromatic
availability
year round
on the palate
juicy and balanced
on the nose
sweet sticky rice and white flowers
RPR (Rice Polishing Ratio)
50%
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Jundoichizu, words given to President Sumikawa by his mentor, Koichi Yoneda Toji, when he was his apprentice. He still treasures these words as his motto to :"Live life with a single-minded focus on sake brewing, now and in the future." This sake is a dedication to that focus.

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Characteristics特徴

Prefecture
yamaguchi
Rice
saito no shizuku
Alcohol
16%
SMV (Sake Meter Value)
unpublished
Acidity
unpublished
Water Source
water from underground aquifer via brewery-owned well
Yeast
yeast

How to enjoy楽しみ方

Recommended pairings
beef tartare | seafood paella
Serving temperature
11°-16°
Serving vessels
white wine glass

Reviewsレビュー

Test: toyo-bijin

Sumikawa Brewery澄川酒造

Mr. Takafumi Sumikawa, the 4th generation Kuramoto, was someone who was sure of his path to brewing. He studied at the Brewing department of Tokyo Agricultural University and trained at the Takagi brewery even while he was still a student under the tutelage of Mr. Takagi Akinori, the makers of the ever popular Jyuyondai brand. He joined his family’s brewery thereafter, and became both Kuramoto and Toji. Mr. Sumikawa is considered a top brew master of his generation. Aiming for a gorgeous sake which is clear and umami rich, Toyo Bijin Sake is refined and elegant, with just the right balance of floral and fruity notes. The name Toyo Bijin, which means Eastern Beauty, fits the pristine style of the brew and its aesthetic perfectly, so much so that the Junmai Daiginjo Ichiban Matoi was even chosen to be served at the Japan Russia Summit in 2016.