This elegant and perfectly balanced sparkling sake is made with local Ginotome rice and delicious subterranean water. It has a calming floral aroma and a crisp carbonation which offsets the soft mouthfeel of the sake. Finally, the delicate umami undertone leads the palate to a creamy and satisfying finish.
The brewery was established in 1902, and the Nanbu Bijin brand name came to be in 1951. The Iwate area used to be called Nanbu (South), and is a place rich with nature, abundant water and fertile soil. In Japan, most breweries of the time made quite rough, inelegant, sweet sake, but this brewery wanted to make clean & beautiful sake like a fair southern maiden. Hence, the name Nanbu Bijin, or Southern Beauty.