Chiyonosono

Shared Promise

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A commitment from the brewery to make premium sake despite agricultural hardships like those of WWII. Until this sake came along in the 1960’s, all sake had distilled alcohol added to it due to rice shortages and war rationing. After the war, Chiyonosono crafted the first junmai sake (brewed without distilled alcohol nor additives of any kind) and celebrated by sharing it from a large, red lacquered sake cup called a Shuhai.

Tasting Notes

Soft, expansive texture with aromas of orange blossom. Straightforward, with a very subtle sweetness coddled in layers of subtle umami.

Food Pairing

Try this sake with pasta in a cream-based sauce, such as cavatelli with radicchio, mascarpone, and crispy pancetta.

Prefecture

Kumamoto

Style Profile

Soft & Mellow

Seimaibuai

65%

Base Rice

Gohyakumangoku

Grade

Junmai

Trade Materials

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Sacred Power

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.