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NV Fukumitsuya Junmai 'Kazeyo Mizuyo Hitoyo ' (Wind, Water, People) 2013 Wine Review

NV Fukumitsuya Junmai 'Kazeyo Mizuyo Hitoyo ' (Wind, Water, People) 2013

NV Fukumitsuya Junmai 'Kazeyo Mizuyo Hitoyo '  (Wind, Water, People) 2013

Ishikawa, Japan

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Drink: 2014-2015

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Other Wines/Drinks


Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 568527

Reviews and Ratings

Keith Robinson reviewed this wine as follows:

Non vintage.

Price: $12/300ml

Availability: Zyn.ca

Assessed by: Keith Robinson

Tasted: September 2014

Product Details: Ishikawa, Japan 12% ABV, 65% Polished rice percentage.

Fukumitsuya Brewery also makes a Ginjo by the same name. The tasted saké is a straight Junmai. Do not confuse them.

Fukumitsuya uses home grown yeast, rather than factory produced. They are a large, progressive brewery and were influenced the glass maker, Riedel, to make saké-specific stemware.

Most fine saké sold in Canada is junmai – no additional alcohol. All provinces levy additional excise taxes on fortified wines so it is not worth importing non junmai styles.


The tasting: Some slight unexpected straw on the eye. Saké, other than rare aged saké, should be clear. The wine was not faulted and in comparing notes with other saké sommeliers they have also found colour in this wine. Strong fermented rice nose, with hints of nuts and flowers. Rich on palate with fresh acidic lift. Broad shouldered despite the low alcohol.

All in all a solid saké to be served chilled with a range of asian foods. Great introduction to fine saké for those just graduating from the heated stuff. Or, for the experienced, a better-than-decent daily go-to at a great price point.

Drink now. Almost all sakés should be consumed within two years of bottling (date on bottle).

Music Pairing: Wichita Lineman, Glenn Campbell

What to read with: Huffingtonpost.ca

When to drink: When you are having a variety of Japanese food and need one size to fit all.
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