International Wine Challenge (IWC)2019 Junmai Division Bronze
International Wine Challenge (IWC)2017 Champion sake
"Nanbubijin Tokubetsu-junmai " is a classic sake from the brand "Nanbubijin" which has been brewed with 55% of milled "Ginotome," a specially cultivated rice grown in Ninohe City of Iwate prefecture. "Ginotome" is an original Iwate sake-brewing rice cultivar grown through the collaboration between breweries and local rice farmers. The Tokubetsu Junmai is produced in a superior terroir in the brewery of Nanbu Toji of Ninohe, using local rice from Ninohe as well as pure underground water sourced from Ninohe's Oritsume Basenkyo Prefectural Natural Park. Created with the aim of being an outstanding sake that complements a wide variety of dishes, this sake exudes a delicate fruity aroma and the luxurious goodness of rice, while leaving a refreshing aftertaste. At the world's most prestigious wine-tasting competition, "International Wine Challenge 2017 ", this sake was the only one awarded the title of "Champion Sake" from 1245 brands of liquor across 9 different categories, a remarkable feat that attests to its place as the best Japanese sake in the world.
Pairing food proposed from Vendor
Meat dishes, sashimi with high fat content
The name "Naububijin" derives from the brewery's passion for "producing beautiful sake" as well as the attributes of Ninohe City of Iwate prefecture, known as the "Southern Country" blessed by magnificent natural landscapes. This beautiful sake is painstakingly brewed using carefully selected ingredients and production techniques and inherits the skills and soul of a world-class brewery.