Matsunoi Shuzojo, one of the smallest breweries, has won more gold medals than any other breweries in Niigata at Japan National Sake Competition in the last decade including 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2003. As their production is so limited, most of the sake is shipped to customers in their hometown, Tokamachi in Niigata. This tokubetsu honjozo sake, being loved by local sake connoisseurs, is Tokamachifs hidden gem.
Brand : Matsunoi [matsu-noy]
Nickname : gWishing Wellh
Type of sake: Tokubetsu Honjozo
Seimai Buai: Rice polished to 58%.
Alcohol: 15-16% by volume
Size & UPC: 1.8L/6 UPC: 844650030044
720ml/12 UPC: 844650030013
300ml/12 UPC: 844650030020
Producer: Matsunoi Shuzojo Founded: 1895
Location: 50-1 Ueno Tokamachi-shi, Niigata, 948-0122 Japan
President: Makoto Furusawa – the fifth generation of the owner/founding family
Toji (Master Brewer):@Yutaka Furusawa
Ingredients & Technical data
Rice: Gohyaku-man-goku and Yukino-sei
Water: On-site well water, soft water
Yeast: Kyokai #7 & #10
Nihonshu-do (SMV): +5 Acidity: 1.3 Amino acids: 1
Serving temp.: Chilled, room temperature, or warmed
Tasting note: Aromas of peach, almond, and hazelnut. Crisp, nutty and dry.
Food Pairing: Blackened ahi tuna with mustard sauce, Grilled mushroom, Japanese soba noodle.