【 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: Miyama Nishiki (Nagano Pref.), Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Pref.), Hitogokochi (Nagano Pref.)
Polishing rate: 55%
Yeast: No. 9, No. 18, etc.
Alcohol: 15% range
SMV: +3
Acidity: 1.4
Amino acidity: 1.0
Serving temperature: Best chilled; Good warm
Storage: Cool, dark

1.8L / 720ml / 300ml 

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〈 Super premium 〉

〈 Standard 〉

〈 Shochu & liqueur 〉

〈 Limited 〉