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Nanbu Bijin “Shinpaku”
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Nanbu Bijin “Shinpaku”

Iwate prefecture

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Sweet and enticing

A sake that pays homage to the rice used in its creation. The flavor is fluffy and luscious, creating a sweet rice aroma. The clean elegance is represented by the striking label, a good meal starter that will entice you and your friends. The soothing quality of the Shinpaku is bound to keep a grin on your face.


Brand Nanbu Bijin
Brewery Nanbu Bijin
Category Junmai Daiginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety N/A
Alcohol 16.5%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? +2.0
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Nanbu Bijin “Shinpaku” is cold (40-60°F).
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Nanbu Bijin “Shinpaku” - Iwate prefecture

Nanbu Bijin is made in Iwate prefecture in the Tohoku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Melon

  • Lychee


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood


Nanbu Bijin

From a tiny town of Ninohe City, Nanbu Bijin has a big personality thanks to the owner Kosuke Kuji. His leadership through the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 along with leading the brand into international recognition has been documented in many forms including the movie “Kampai! For the Love of Sake” (2015). Their family crest symbol on the center of some of their updated labels is a testament to how they value historical knowledge while aiming for the new. They use unpasteurized well water, and single in-bottle pasteurization help create innovative flavor profiles not to be missed.

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