Kanbara Wings of Fortune Sake (720ML)

Junmai-Ginjo from Niigata, Japan

Item No. 92024
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

The aromas are clean and fresh with hints of anise and sweet rice. In the mouth, this sake has an incredibly elegant, silky texture and flavors of honeydew and anise, with a hint of pineapple. The finish seems to go on and on but never gets tiring.

The name of this sake was inspired by Chinese legends of a mythical and magical creature named Kirin. The Kirin is a symbol of serenity and prosperity, the herald of auspicious events. According to legend, it appears only rarely, and only to mark the beginning of a new era - the birth of a virtuous ruler or sage, for example. Just like the mythical Kirin, Kanbara's "Kirin" brand signifies happiness, serenity, and goodness. The best Yamada Nishiki rice and pure mountain water from the Oku-Aizu and Echigo mountains are used to make this wonderfully clean yet full-bodied Niigata sake.

Learn About Kanbara Map ItMap It

In 2004, Kaetsu Sake Brewery released a new sake line named Kanbeara. Kanbara is the name of a nearby district that traces its origins back very far in our local history. Kanbara offers two products in the USA-- Bride of the Fox and Wings of Fortune. Both are Junmai Ginjo grade, with the former made with Gohyakumangoku rice and the latter with Yamada Nishiki rice. Kaetsu Sake...

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Learn About Junmai-Ginjo


Junmai-Ginjo is one step higher than the Junmai classification. The rice must have a suimai-buai of at least 60%, meaning at least 40% of the original rice has been milled off, leaving more pure starch for the saké. Ginjo also includes more attention to the brewing process, with lower temperatures used for fermentation and the use of hand pressing. The resultant saké is in turn more light and delicate than Junmai, but also more complex, layered and fragrant.

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