Sake Made for Enjoying in a Wine Glass
Nakano Sake Brewery was founded in 1874 and is a small brewery with eight employees. Sixth-generation president Atsuyuki Nakano launched a new brand, Chiebijin, in 2009, which is carefully crafted using high-quality water pumped up from approximately 200 metres underground and sake rice produced by local contract farmers.
CHIEBIJIN KITSUKI BLANC CUVEE is a Junmai Ginjo Namazake brewed with white wine yeast in the local Kitsuki area in Oita Prefecture, using Kitsuki water, ingredients and climate. CHIEBIJIN KITSUKI BLANC CUVEE is a sake loved by the local people of Kitsuki and aimed to be a sake from Kitsuki to the world. With its fruity aroma, gentle sweetness and clean acidity, it is easy to drink and has made a name for itself as a top-class sake to be enjoyed in a wine glass.
While the name sounds like wine and the bottle label makes it seem even more like wine, it is actually sake! The name "BLANC", meaning white, comes from the fact that white wine yeast is used in this sake. Derived from this, the product name is "CUVEE", which means a special wine that is distinguished from others.
This is a limited-edition exquisite product from Chiebijin, brewed with the image of a marriage with oysters. But why oysters in the first place? Because oysters are a speciality of Kitsuki City in Oita Prefecture, where the Nakano Sake Brewery is located. The flavour of the oyster and the flavour of the sake harmonize beautifully, as the saltiness of the oyster enhances the sweetness of the sake, and the sweetness and acidity of the sake enhances the milky flavour of the oysters. We invite you to try this matching that is going to leave you feeling pleasantly surprised!