MASUDA TOKUBEE SHOTEN TSUKINO KATSURA Yanagi Junmai Ginjo Alc.16.0%
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Fragrant, fine and elegant taste
Fragrance reminiscent of sour fruit. For example, you can smell lime, sudachi, young pineapple, young orange, unripe plum, kiwis fruit and green apple, as well as elegant flowers such as daffodils, violets and wisteria. With a refreshing taste, the soft sweetness and sharp and firm acidity are exquisite. Light bitterness is added from the middle, and you can enjoy the best balance by bringing out the light and fluffy taste. The sharpness of the aftertaste is comfortable.
Fine and elegant sake unique to Kyoto
Fragrant, fine and elegant taste. This is a typical Kyoto sake that says, “This is a superb sake to drink in Kyoto!” It goes well with sashimi as well as Kyoto cuisine. Although this sake has a refreshing and floral fragrance, it was brewed as junmai Ginjoshu, which you can enjoy two, three or even more cups of without tiring of drinking.
Celebratory sake inheriting Kyoto’s traditional culture
In the middle of the Muromachi period (around 1400) among more than 300 sake breweries in and around Kyoto, “Yanagizake” in Kyoto City made “Yanagi,” the first brand-named sake in Japan. Our brewery inherited the brand name. There is a custom from long ago to bring “Yanagidaru,” a type of wooden cask made of willow tree, to a celebration. The sound of “Yanagidaru” can be interpreted as expressing a wish of “great happiness inside the home,” and it also means good fortune.
Label featuring artwork of a famous calligrapher from the 1400s
The lettering on the label was written by Ono no Tofu, a famous calligrapher in the Heian period. Ono no Tofu is a “Sanseki of Japan” (three calligraphers in the mid-Heian period) and it is said that he was a respected calligrapher from his youth, and laid the foundation for the development of calligraphy styles in Japan. After a long time, the calligraphy is still used on the sake label in the 2020s. This is a precious sake, allowing you to feel close to traditional Japanese culture that has been passed down since ancient times.
Perfect harmony with Kyoto cuisine! Kyoto-style sake
Refreshing flavor, light and sharp medium-dry sake brewed with medium soft water from Fushimi, Kyoto. Although it is neat and dry, the original sweetness of ingredients remains as a lingering aftertaste, and the unique characteristic of “Tsukino Katsura” shines. Served in a four-star restaurant in New York, the United States. It goes well with red capsicum mousse, shrimp cocktail, sea cucumber with vinegar, turnip dish and cod tempura. The sharp sourness of alcohol brings out the taste of food.
This is an almighty sake that can be enjoyed chilled around 10℃, at room temperature to bring out the flavor, or warmed around 40℃. Since this sake has a well-balanced and a medium-dry taste, it goes well with any dish and is very versatile.
|Product name||TSUKINO KATSURA Yanagi Junmai Ginjo|
|Sake rice||Yamada Nishiki, Yume Nishiki|
Salon du Saké Grand Prix
IWC (International Wine Challenge) Silver Award
The taste is special and very good.
It is a good sake from Kyoto.
I will keep buying it.