Junmai Ginjo produced, in a limited edition, with water from the Fushimi spring in Kyoto, famous for its extreme sweetness and with Iwai rice, a type of sakamai originating from the early 1900s, whose cultivation was disappearing due to difficulties both in cultivate the rice that in use for the production of Sake, but Fushimi Sake Brewers Association worked with the government of the Kyoto prefecture to revive this fantastic rice, improving its cultivation. So this rice can now boast a cultivation carried out by expert growers, without the use of pesticides or other chemicals, with the aim of preserving the delicate taste of Iwai to the maximum.
The result is therefore a round and balanced Sake, with aromas typical of the Junmai Ginjo category: fresh and ripe fruit, with a pleasantly rich and persistent taste, with notes of umami on the finish, that is, with a very rich palate.
We like it because it is very rich but refined on the palate. Iwai literally means "celebration", so why not have a nice toast with a glass of Tomio Iwai?!?! Campaign!
It matches with light and delicate dishes such as white fish, white meats or lightly seasoned pork.
For the name of this Sake, Tomio, the producer was inspired by the Four Chinese Classic Texts. The name means "those who are rich in spirit will enjoy a long and happy life". Since 1983, when the company first presented Tomio at the Annual Japan Sake Awards, their flagship Sake won 15 gold medals.