Sacred Power
SAKE OVERVIEW

Made with the heirloom rice Kumamoto Shinriki which was revitalized after being out of use for 50-100 years. Chiyonosono is among the very few breweries who have revived rice strains after being out of use. Shinriki literally means “Sacred Power” in Japanese and represents the bold, briny ocean flavors present in the sake.

GRADE Junmai Ginjo
Tasting Notes

This is a rich, full flavored sake with fresh-cut green grass aromas and hints of tropical fruits. The mouth feel is silky with suggestions of briny and umami flavors. It finishes with excellent acidity.

Food Pairing

Pair with fresh oysters, calamari, mustard greens, endive, or bok choy

Tech Details

Grade:
Junmai Ginjo
Seimaibuai:
55%
Rice:
Shinriki
Nihonshu-Do:
+2.5
Acidity:
1.5
Alcohol:
15.9%
Sizes:
12/300ml
6/720ml
Suggested Retail Prices:
$20
$43
UPC Codes:
835603005196
835603005073

The Brewery

Chiyonosono Brewery

Known as the Junmai expert, Chiyonosono was the first brewery to stop adding distilled alcohol to its sake after the rice shortages of World War II, paving the way for the popular Junmai category.

• Originally a rice wholesaler, Chiyonosono specializes in rice cultivation. Chiyonosono has access to heirloom strains and brews sake with distinctive rice textures and aromas.

• The brewery is located on the southernmost island of Kyushu—the gateway into Japan—known for Asian and European cuisine, historic architecture, and distinct regional culture.

Brewery Name:
Chiyonosono Brewery
Brewery Founded:
1896
Toji (master brewer):
Yoshihiro Inaba
Brewery Location:
Kumamoto
Brewery President:
Masuhara Honda