Miyasaka “Yawaraka Junmai”

Masumi/Miyasaka Brewery

Miyasaka Yawaraka, For ladies who lunch. Charming, smooth, and gentle, and a lower alcohol percentage of 12%. This junmai has a thin texture that glides through the palate and a juicy flavor; perfect for some lunchtime sipping: so light that you KNOW this one will spill more tea over lunch than a mimosa does over brunch!

Miyasaka “Yawaraka Junmai”

Masumi/Miyasaka Brewery

For ladies who lunch. Charming, smooth, and gentle, and a lower alcohol percentage of 12%. This junmai has a thin texture that glides through the palate and a juicy flavor; perfect for some lunchtime sipping: so light that you KNOW this one will spill more tea over lunch than a mimosa does over brunch! An interesting note: Yawaraka was made after the president asked the toji to make a sake that was lighter in alcohol content. The idea was that the alcohol content of an average Japanese sake was becoming too high for the modern lifestyle—these days, people don't necessarily want to get sloppy drunk, just a little tipsy. This might be a light drink, but still with all the great characteristics of sake intact.
ML.
720
VOL.
ALC.
12%
VOL.
Regular price $28.00

ABOUT THIS BOTTLE

MIYASAKA YAWARAKA JUNMAI

Yawaraka means soft, in a cuddly, fluffy way, and that is exactly what this is. Smooth and gentle and low in alcohol, Yawaraka represents a new direction for Japanese sake brewers. It has an aroma of rice, caramel, butterscotch and cream. It has flavors of honeydew, Asian pear, young peach and plum, with hints of citrus tones—in short, subtle, but loaded. The toji has said that because of the low alcohol and SMV level, they had to be especially careful when balancing the acidity.

TASTING NOTES

Rice Polishing Ratio

This sake is made from Miyamanishiki rice that has been polished to 55%.

PAIRING

Great for light fares: salad, shrimp, chicken.

SERVING

Best enjoyed chilled or at room temperature, in a wine glass.

Masumi, a nationally admired sake brand, was founded in 1662 in Suwa, where a tradition of precise craftsmanship led the city to become the center of the silk industry. Still today, this attention to detail remains at the heart of the Masumi philosophy. In the 1920's, the brewery fell on hard times.The brewery's president, Masaru Miyasaka, appointed a young, 28-year-old sake prodigy named Chisato Kubota as toji. The two travelled up and down Japan, knocking on the door of the master and seeking knowledge. Click to learn more.