Nanbu Bijin Ancient Pillars (720ML)

Junmai-Ginjo from Iwate, Japan

$68.99 $55.19
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Item No. 121422
  • screw cap wine
Alcohol By Volume: 17.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This zesty sake is bold and versatile with concentrated floral, citrus, and chocolaty notes. It is very balanced with crisp and clean acidity. Sandalwood and marshmallow flavors add to its overall finesse.

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Learn About Nanbu Bijin

Nanbu Bijin Brewery is located in northern Japan's Ninohe City, an area long referred to as Nanbu no Kuni. It is an area blessed with lush and beautiful natural reserves, fine water, two national parks, and a lake. We were established in 1902, but at first were only a sake retailer. In 1915 we acquired the necessary licenses and began to brew sake. Our facilities lie on what was...

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Learn About Junmai-Ginjo

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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