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 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, & 2007. As their production is so limited, most of the sake is shipped to customers in their hometown, Tokamachi in Niigata. This tokubetsu junmai sake, being loved by local sake connoisseurs, is Tokamachifs hidden gem.
Brand: Matsunoi [matsu-noy]
Nickname : Wishing Well Type of Sake: Tokubetsu Junmai.
Seimai Buai: Rice milled to 55%.
Alcohol: 15-16% in volume
Size & BPC: 720ml, 12-pack
UPC Code: 844650030006
Producer: Matsunoi Shuzojo Founded: 1895
Location: 50-1 Ueno Tokamachi-shi, Niigata, 948-0122 Japan
Website: www.niigatasake.com www.matsunoi.net
President: Makoto Furusawa
Toji (Master Brewer): Yutaka Furusawa
Makoto & Yutaka Furusawa are the fifth generation of the owner/founding family.
Rice: Takane Nishiki
Water: On-site well water, soft water
Yeast: Kyokai #10
No sulfites, no preservatives.
Nihonshu-do (SMV): +5 Acidity: 1.4 Amino acids: 1.1
Suggested service: Serve chilled, at room temperature, or slightly warm.
Tasting note: Shy nose with hints of the sea. Dry, earthy, complex.
Matsunoi Shuzojo has won gold medals at Japan National Sake Competition in 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, etc.