- Modern Full
- Sauvignon Blanc
|Product Name||Bunkajin, junmai|
|Location||1-4-1 Tosayamadacho Nishihonmachi, Kami City, Kochi Prefecture|
|Head Brewer||Kosuke Arisawa|
|Rice Brand||Akebono（Produced in Okayama prefecture）|
|Percentage of Rice Milling||55%|
|Mother Water||Underflow water of River Monobe|
KURA MASTER 2017 Platinum Medal & Top 10
Founded in 1877, this brewery is located in Tosayamada-cho, Kami City, in regional Kochi Prefecture – a historical commercial hub. The current Head Brewer, Kosuke Arisawa, is the fifth to occupy the role, and takes a hands-on approach to the production process along with his wife. This dedication has resulted in a long list of accolades, including successive gold medals at the National Research Institute of Brewing, and top placing in the new Shikoku regional competition.
Central to this success has been an approach which stresses a steady pace in the stages leading up to pressing, and doing nothing to interfere with the product afterward. The process is done with a traditional fune-style press, after which bottling takes place without pasteurization, before being cellered at near-freezing point. In so doing, the essential character of the sake is preserved.
Origin of Brand
The name “Bunkajin” refers to a beautiful and sophisticated woman of letters, skilled in the arts of calligraphy, poetry, and all manner of scholarly wisdom. It was coined as the name of the second label to commemorate one Oen-san, who strove to become a doctor when her father became confined from a fall, occurring when she was just 4 years of age.
With primary flavors of citrus fruit or Muscat, it appears mild at first, then develops a plush, juicy, slightly sour character that rounds out the palate. Full-bodied but expertly balanced, it delivers an invigorating sensation, no better testified than in its Platinum award and top five selection in the 2017 Kura Master sake competition in France.
Quiche with salmon and mushroom, Tataki of bonito, oiled sardine, Cheeses
Recommended Temperature Range
Small wine glass