It was born as a sake wishing for a thousand years in the ancient capital of Kyoto.
In order to make it easy for Kyoto restaurants to use, we refrain from insisting on the sake itself and aim for a gentle taste that goes well with meals.
65% polished rice for sake brewing. A light and smooth impression. Pure rice sake that you won't get tired of drinking.
Pairing with Sashimi, Oden, Grilled fish are recommended.
Brewery: Matsui Shuzou
Sake Type: Smooth & Semi Dry
Polish Ratio: 65%
Matsui Sake Brewing Company was founded in 1726. Surrounded by the 36 peaks of Higashiyama and the Kamo River, the brewery is located in a rich natural setting, overlooking the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Shimogamo Shrine to the west and Daimonji Mountain to the east. The brewer himself is the toji (master brewer) and brews sake with several brewers. We do not aggressively marketing or sell our sake. Our sake is not only aromatic or dry, but is also characterized by its delicious taste and flavor, which maximizes the sweet, sour, dry, bitter, and astringent that comes from "Umami" of the rice. It will soon be 300 years since its establishment. Tossed about by the waves of the times, even in difficult times, we have never ceased to brew sake, even if in a small way, and this has led to the Matsui Sake Brewery as we know it today. The underground water from Mt. Hiei is very soft and has a clear, non-habitual taste. This is one of the most important factors in Matsui's Sake brewing, and the reason why the brewery has continued to produce sake.
Kyoto is located in a valley, part of the Yamashiro (or Kyoto) Basin, in the eastern part of the mountainous region known as the Tamba highlands. The Yamashiro Basin is surrounded on three sides by mountains known as Higashiyama, Kitayama and Nishiyama, with a maximum height of approximately 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) above sea level.
Kyoto sits atop a large natural water table that provides the city with ample freshwater wells.