Masumi “Nanago” label
Masumi “Nanago”
Graceful flavour sonata, wisp of quince

Seventh Heaven

Understated elegance in a glass. Opens gracefully at first sip, then a flavour sonata and an exquisite finish. Neither sweet nor dry, with a wisp of quince.

Nagano Prefecture

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Masumi “Nanago” bottle
Miyasaka Brewing Company

Miyasaka Brewing Company

Nagano Prefecture

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Masumi is one of the great names of the sake world, admired throughout Japan for its unshakable down-to-earth reliability. The brewery where it is made was founded in 1662 in the town of Suwa, where a tradition of precision craftsmanship had led to the development of the silk spinning trade. Masumi achieved great prominence in 1946 with the discovery of a new yeast variety, “Nanago” or Association No. 7. With its gentle aroma and ease of use Nanago continues to be used by over half of the breweries in Japan.

Masumi “Nanago” label

Technical Specifications

Classification: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice variety: Kinmonnishiki
Yeast: Masumi No.7 (proprietary)
Brewing method: Yamahai

40%

polishing ratio

15%

alcohol

1.7

acidity

+1.0

SMV


Serving recommendations

Pairs well with savoury rice dishes, such as uni or mushroom risotto. Good with tomato-sauced pasta, and a natural companion to duck or hamachi. Nice at meal’s end, with a sweet. Serve at 15–20 degrees.

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