KANBARA Bride of the Fox Junmai Ginjo Sake
KAETSU: Kaetsu brews powerful, big, bold sake from Japan’s most popular brewing region, Niigata, which is otherwise known for producing light, clean sake.
• Kanbara’s bold style comes from brewing sake that is muroka (not charcoal filtered).
• The husband and wife co-owners come from families with sake backgrounds and Toji Kenichiro-san has made sake for over 50 years, giving Kanbara a long history of talent and experience.
This savory sake is inspired by local legends of Niigata's annual fox-bride festival. Local lore tells of mysterious lights that appeared on nearby Mt. Kirin in the distant past, which are claimed to be the lanterns carried in the fox-bride procession. With a 50% polishing rate, this sake could technically qualify as a Junmai Daiginjo, but the savory notes and food pairing versatility identify more with the style expected from Junmai Ginjo.
QUALITY GRADE Junmai Ginjo SEIMAIBUAI 50%
RICE Gohyakumangoku NIHONSHU-DO +3