Masumi Kuro Black
Masumi Kuro Black

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Aka Black is a Junmaï Ginjo sake made from a blend of 55% polished Yamadanishiki and Sankeinishiki rice. Well-balanced, tasty and dry at the same time, it reveals delicate apple and banana aromas. Very clean in the mouth, it leaves the palate clean and fresh.

Intense, complex. Subtle fruity notes

真澄 漆黒 純米吟醸酒 KURO 宮坂醸造(長野県)
72cl - alc. 15% vol.

About the brewery : Masumi was founded by the Miyasaka family, a long line of Samurai who served the Suwa clan. It was only after years of conflict between the Suwa clan and the warlords Takeda Shingen and Oda Nobunaga that the family abandoned the katana to devote themselves to sake-making in 1662. The family soon won the praise of several historical figures, including Matsudaira Tadateru, sixth son of the Tokugawa shogun, and Otaka Gengo, one of the 47 famous ronin warriors. Since then, the quality of Masumi's sakes has steadily improved over the centuries, culminating in the highest national honors in 1943. A series of awards that drew the attention of Dr. Shoichi Yamada, a microbiology researcher from the National Brewing Institute. After visiting the brewery, he confirmed the presence of a very special yeast in Masumi's fermentation tanks. Sake Brewers Association yeast number seven was born! It quickly became the favorite of brewers all over the country, and is still the most widely used sake yeast in the world today.

Detailed tasting notes : Masumi Kuro Black is a remarkable sake, offering a perfect balance of flavor, dryness and freshness. With subtle aromas of apple and banana, it seduces the palate with its distinctive sharpness. Its pronounced minerality and beautiful fluidity are accompanied by herbal notes and a pleasant bitterness, with a delicate touch of blueberry.

Serving suggestions : With shellfish, red meat and vegetables (asparagus and artichokes).

Masumi (Nagano)
G4-04 (802)

Data sheet

Product Type
Sake Nihonshu
Junmaï Ginjo Yamahaï
Alc. 15% Vol.
72cl bottle
Pref. of Nagano
Rice type
Rice milling
Tasting temp.
Cold to room temp.
Aromatic profile
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