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Urakasumi “Junmai”
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Urakasumi “Junmai”

Miyagi prefecture

$34.20 member price
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Flexible and complex

This is a sake with some complexity that shines both warm and chilled. It’s brewed using premium quality, locally produced Manamusume rice, which is then fermented at low temperatures. This, in combination with use of in-house yeast, makes for balanced flavor and enhanced umami. Serve chilled to experience a refreshing acidity, or warm it up to really bring forth the gentle sweetness. When warm, this sake really goes down smooth.


Brand Urakasumi
Brewery Saura
Category Junmai
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Manamusume
Yeast variety In-house
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 65%
SMV ? +1.5
Acidity ? 1.3
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Urakasumi “Junmai” is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F), warm (85-115°F) or hot (120°F-).
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Urakasumi “Junmai” - Miyagi prefecture

Urakasumi is made in Miyagi prefecture in the Tohoku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Apple

  • Banana

  • Chestnuts


Recommended Pairing

  • Meat

  • Seafood

  • Veggies



Founded in 1724, Saura has dedicated its sacred sake to the divinities of Shiogama Shrine, religious center of the Tohoku region. Brewmasters Sagoro Hirano and Juichi Hirano, who left behind their legendary Hirano method, are followed by current brewmasters Kunio Onodera, Toru Yamada and Isao Akama, who are winning many gold awards in competitions. Also famous as the birthplace of Association No. 12 yeast, they’ve asked us to please “enjoy a peaceful and pleasant time while drinking Urakasumi, as the name comes from an ancient poem that depicts the beauty of the arrival of spring in the Shiogama Bay, where the sake brewery is located.”

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