59,72  / 1000 ml

Present notes of green apple, cedar and umami.

Brewery: Shinshu Meijou, Nagano
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Type: Daiginjo, 40 %
Content: 720 ml
Alcohol vol.: 16 %

7 in stock



This Daiginjo is a signature sake from Shinshu Meijou, a presitegious brewery from Nagano. Brewed with precious Yamada Nishiki rice, the fermentation takes up to 4 weeks at low temperatures. Just before the fermentation is completed, a small dose of distilled alcohol is added which brings out floral and exotic notes. Green apple, water melon and cedar are balanced with nice umami and hints of anis.

Polishing ratio

40 %





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Water hardness


Storage temp.

5 ºC

Drinking temp.

8 ºC

SHINSHU MEIJOU translates as „freshly brewed sake from Nagano”. With a history that dates back more than 180 years, SHINSHU MEIJOU is one of the oldest sake breweries in Nagano. In difficult times after the 2nd world war, Japan was affected by a great famine, and people hardly had enough rice to eat, not to mention rice for sake brewing. Born out of this necessity, four small local sake breweries decided to team up, and pool their strengths, know how and resources. Besides wanting to preserve the old techniques and the art of sake brewing, SHINSHU MEIJOU is one of the first breweries in Nagano that created the temperature controlled fermentation and maturation of their sake. This way, the sake can develop much deeper layers of taste and aroma. Furthermore, they are famous for processing only small batches of rice at a time, which finally leads to a unique result: soft with full body and a balanced umami are characterize the sake range from SHINSHU MEIJOU. To date, the brewery was awarded 21 times in a row with the prestigious gold medal at the national sake awards.