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YOSHINOGAWA

NIIGATA PREFECTURE
Est. 1548
http://www.yosinogawa.co.jp

Inledningsvis skulle vi vilja nämna ett av Japans äldsta sakebryggerier. Det är Yoshinogawa, som grundades 1548. Det är från samma år som Gustav Vasa beordrade spärrning av Oxdjupet utanför Waxholm. Yoshinogawa är det äldsta sakebryggeriet i Niigata prefecture.  Det drivs idag av den 19 generationen sakebryggare. Niigata har synnerligen goda förutsättningar för att tillverka sake, rikligt med mycket rent vatten, goda förutsättningar för risodling och i övrigt lämpligt klimat. Vi kommer efterhand att presentera Yoshinogawa och flera av dess produkter.

Established in 1548, Yoshinogawa is located in the Niigata Prefecture in the small city of Nagaoka City and is today run by 19th generation owner Mr. Koji Kawakami. Yoshinogawa is one of the largest Sake producers in the Niigata region, and the Niigata prefecture is the largest producing region of ‘special sake’ in Japan. Yoshinogawa is also the oldest sake brewery in Niigata.

Yoshinogawa is the largest sake producer in our portfolio, and produce a wide range of sake in Japan, of which we have chosen our favorites to bring to Sweden. They use a combination of techniques, both ancient and modern to craft both classic and modern interpretations. All of the rice used comes from the Niigata prefecture, and they have strict quality controls over the rice that is used. The water used for rice growing and sake making comes from the subterranean river of the longest river in Japan, the Shinano River.

川上社長原本(小.kawakami.foto.2014

President Kawakami, som driver Yoshinogawa i 20 generationen.
Tradition och ansvar.


 

GustavvasaTokugawa_Ieyasu

 

Yoshinogawa grundades när dessa män var våra stadsöverhuvuden. Bilderna förställer till höger Gustav Vasa kung av Sverige 1523–1560 och den samtide japanske härskaren Tokugawa Yaesu.

Ginjo Gokujo

Tasting note
All rice used for Yoshinogawa sake is grown in the Niigata prefecture which is known for producing crisp, clean, fragrant, silky smooth sake. Gokujo means ‘excellent’ and it can be used only for the top range of Ginjo style within the brewery. This sake is matured in tank for at least 6 months before bottling and Yoshinogawa bottles this sake every month to ensure its freshness.  Ginjo Gokujo shows hints of stone fruits like peach and nectarine. It is lean and tight on palate with soft acidity with a hint of bitterness and some licorise/anise flavours.  It has a smooth and silky mouth feel along with some nice subtle complexity.

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Ginjo Gokujo
Ginjo
720ml
Gohyakumangoku etc
Niigata
55% (remaining)
15,0%
(+7)
Chilled or with ice


Ginjo Gokujo

Food suggestion
Prawn sashimi, girlled fish, risotto with parmesan cheese, roast chicken,  and semi-hard cheese.

Gensen Karakuchi

Tasting note
Gensen means ‘specially selected’ and Karakuchi means ‘dry’. Yoshinogawa have been producing this particular sake for 30 years. It is what they would describe as their everyday drinking sake. This sake is quite a fruity style of sake, with subtle ‘Ginjo-ka’ character, showing hints of strawberry, banana, musk and apple on the nose. The palate is showing tight structure, with hints of citrus, and a savoury aspect, finishing long and dry.

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Gensen Karakuchi
Futsushu
720ml
Gohyakumangoku etc.
Niigata
65% (remaining)
15,0%
(+7)
Chilled, room temp or warm
76987
98:-


YOSHINOGAWA_flaska

Food suggestion
Oden, hot pot. When chilled, anything light and delicate such as sashimi, sushi and salad. When served warm, it goes particularly well with Chawanmushi (steamed egg) with oysters.

Gensen Umeshu

Tasting note
Japanese ume is similar to apricots. This is the reason this product is called Japanese apricot on the label. Ume is harvested as green and infused in Genshu for 10 months. Beautiful balance between sweetness and acidity in this umeshu. It has a full body texture. Suggest to have it own or ice, or serve it with soda water for enhance refreshment.

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Gensen Umeshu
Umeshu
720ml
Gohyakumangoku
Niigata
65%
13,0%
Very sweet
Chilled or with ice

Gensen Umeshu

Food suggestion
Fruits salad, ice cream, and cheese.

Hizoshu

Tasting note
A mellow, deep flavor with a mysterious and delicious aroma. Junmai Daiginjo is a sake, long-term aged in a refrigerated environment.

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Hizoshu
Junmai Daiginjo
720ml
Koji rice
Niigata
40%
17,0%
+5
Room temp or Chilled

Hizoschu

Hyochu

Tasting note
Brewed with meltwater of the Higashiyama mountain range and rice from the Niigata Prefecture.
A soft and clean tasting rice shochu.

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Hyochu
Shochu
720ml
Rice
25%


hyuchu

Ginjo Shochu Gokujo

Tasting note
Brewed using sake lees as raw material and then put into long term storage. The final product is a shochu with a taste of sake, mellowed by aging.

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Ginjo Shochu Gokujo
Shochu
720ml
Ginjo lees
25%
Room temp


GinjoShochugokujo

Echigo Ginjo

Tasting note
A light taste with reduced alcohol content, the taste balance of faint Ginjo incense weave is exquisite. Enjoy as Ginjo sake, let it decorate the table along with the cooking.

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Echigo Ginjo
Ginjo
300ml
Koji rice
Niigata
60%
13,0%
+4
Chilled
76688
60:-

Echigo Ginjo

Berry Mix

Tasting note
Three kinds of berries and mellow sweetness in harmony, enjoyed together with the gentle flavour of slightly drifting sake.

The mix consist of:

Sake, brewing alcohol, blueberry juice concentrate, Raspberry juice concentrate, sugar, cranberry juice concentrate, Sweetener(trehalose), hyaluronic acid

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Berry Mix
Liqueur
300ml
7%
Chilled

Berry Mix

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