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Minanogawa “Junmai Ginjo”
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Minanogawa “Junmai Ginjo”

Ibaraki prefecture

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Gentle, yet powerful

Made by a brewery with one of the few female executives in the sake world, this sake is produced using the same method as for daiginjo sake. It’s pressed very gently so that only the best tasting sake is collected, then pasteurized as soon as it’s bottled to lock in ultimate freshness. A good combination of gentleness and strength, expect sweet rice confectionery and pillowy expansion on the palate.


Brand Minanogawa
Brewery Inaba Brewing Company
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory Muroka
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Gohyakumangoku
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 55%
SMV ? +1.0
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Minanogawa “Junmai Ginjo” is cold (40-60°F) or room temp (70°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Minanogawa “Junmai Ginjo” - Ibaraki prefecture

Minanogawa is made in Ibaraki prefecture in the Kanto region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Apple

  • Muscat Grape

    Muscat Grape
  • Banana


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood


Inaba Brewing Company

Originally founded in 1867 in the foothills of Mt. Tsukuba, this brewery sprang up due to a surplus of rice and high quality water. In 2000, the second daughter of the family, Nobuko Inaba, learned sake making to keep the tradition alive and they also switched to producing purely junmai sake. “Minanogawa” is their traditional brand named after their famed water source, and “Stella” was launched in 2000 with the concept of a starry night town. Inaba became president in 2010 and continues to push the boundaries of innovative sake brewing by investing in the resurrection of rice native to Ibaraki.

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