【 Karakuchi Kiippon 】 One of the central pillars of the Masumi brand. A light, fragrant Junmai Ginjo.

Subtle astringency and a fragrance reminiscent of young Fuji apples. A superbly balanced dry sake.

{ Master brewer's comments }

This is called "karakuchi", which means "dry", but there is also a pleasant sweetness to this sake. It is subtly fragrant, thanks to yeast number 9, and comes off as a light, dry, easy drinking sake. I think we've struck the right balance with this one.

{ Food pairing suggestions }

Dark meat fish, vegetables--especially astringent elements like asparagus, artichoke, & rucola.

Name: Karakuchi Kiippon
Type: Junmai Ginjo
Availability: Year-round
Ingredients: Rice, Water, Koji, Yeast
Rice: Koji: Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.), Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Pref.), Hitogokochi (Nagano Pref.)
Plain: Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.), Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Pref.)
Polishing rate: 55%
Yeast: No. 9, No. 18
Alcohol: 15% range
SMV: +4
Acidity: 1.3
Amino acidity: 1.0
Serving temperature: Best chilled (10C range); Good warm (45C range)
Storage: Cool, dark

〈 Super premium 〉

〈 Seasonal 〉

〈 Standard 〉

〈 Shochu & liqueur 〉

〈 Limited 〉