Fujii san’s family has a long history of crafting sake in Japan for six generations. It all started in 1600, when his ancestors moved to Usuki city where they served the Inaba emperor and family. The Inaba family was from the Gifu prefecture and Fujii san’s ancestors were granted Usuki land as a reward for the success at the Battle of Sekigahara. After retirement, they became farmers and began making sake.
There is a strong connection between Usuki city and how much they value the ocean and its importance in their life. Fujii san carries on this legacy with his beautifully hand-crafted Fujii Shuzo Style junmai daiginjo sake. The deep connection between the purity of the ocean and the honed art of brewing premium sake made the perfect debut varietal for SĀFU SAKE.
Made from water drawn from the Ōno River and Yamaguchi Yamadanishiki rice milled down to 50% for extreme purity, SĀFU SAKE is well-structured in flavor with aromas of melon, pear and hints of rose that burst on your palate mid-sip and smoothly vanish, finishing bright and clean. This varietal of SĀFU SAKE pairs well with fresh tuna, seafood, cheese, oysters and beef.
720 mL, 50% polish, SMV -1, 15% alcohol, Crafted at Fujii Shuzo in Usuki, Japan.
Sāfu Sake’s junmai ginjo is a follow up to the award-winning junmai daiginjo. Hand crafted masterfully at Fujii Shuzo in Usuki, Japan by the Fujii family’s sixth generation of brewers who have perfected the art of great sake, this sake is a versatile and delightful junmai ginjo. Breath new life into all of your celebrations and meals by drinking this very approachable sake and sharing it with friends.
Sāfu, meaning Surf in Japanese, celebrates the sharing of cultures between Japan and the US. In the 1960’s, American troops brought surfboards to Japan and taught the locals the beauty and joy of surfing. Decades later, Sāfu Sake Co. is dedicated to bringing the beauty and joy of sake to the U.S. and around the world.
Sāfu Sake’s junmai ginjo, served chilled, is well-balanced and refined with aromas of banana, anise, and mild floral notes. The first sip arrives light like water and the flavors develop on the palate as the sake rolls around the tongue. This sake is incredibly smooth and beautiful. Enjoy by sipping with dinner, celebrating as a shot, or mixing it into a refreshing cocktail. Sāfu’s junmai ginjo is versatile and pairs broadly with a variety of cuisines.
This sake pairs extremely well with light fish sushi, scallops, cooked fishes, and alfredo pastas.
720 mL, 60% polish, SMV -1, 15% alcohol, Crafted at Fujii Shuzo in Usuki, Japan.